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Mobike starts to roll around the world

China’s ‘Uber of bikes’ is offering its popular e-bike sharing in UK, Japan

Mobike's e-bike sharing is a huge hit in Shanghai and other Chinese cities.

TOKYO -- Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike began operating in Europe on Thursday, betting that its innovative sharing system will catch on outside its home market.

The bike-sharing pioneer said the service was launched in Manchester, England on Thursday with 1,000 bikes, charging 50 pence (60 cents) per half-hour.

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