a few bumps along the road, China’s sharing economy appears to still be going strong with the opening of a “shared box” in Chengdu.hile there have been
The “shared box” (共享盒子) is essentially a 5-square-meter compartment of semi-private space alongside a downtown plaza. Inside, young people will find all the necessities of life: a sofa, air conditioning, wifi, television, and games.
In order to enter this little slice of paradise, you simply have to scan the QR code with your phone and pay the fee — 18 yuan for 30 minutes. It’s open from 10 am to 11 pm, so, unfortunately, you can’t actually live there.
It remains to be seen if the “shared box” concept will spread across the country. Other sharing economy startups have met with varying levels of success. This at least seems likely to have better prospects than shareable umbrellas, sex dolls, and makeup.
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