China – The World’s Leading Market of E-Bikes

The process of industrialization has given much contribution to the development of a country. However there is a price for it. China is often criticized for its industrial pollution which has caused widespread environmental and health problems. Pressured by the international communities and the health problems of its population,the country has made one of the most important improvement to protect the environment. Some has said that China has done more for the environment than other industrialized countries during their earlier stages of development.

There is a fast increase of cars and traffic jams in China. However, most of the individuals still uses bicycle as transportation. When I first arrived at Shanghai on November 2014, I was really surprised by the number of 2 wheeled vehicles that circulates on the road. Most of them are electric bikes.  Let’s check them out.

The model in the photo below is very common.

The vespa-style electric bikes are eye-catching and are popular among expats.

Many main roads in China have paths for bicycle. Even though not all Chinese respect the traffic rules, it is quite safe and convenient to transport with bike if you’re extra careful.

Today, China is the world’s leading producer of e-bikes. Recently, China’s largest search engine, Baidu, revealead that they’re working on the production of a smart bike, called DuBike.

In Shanghai Metal Corporation, we also want to help in protecting the environment. We manufacture bike rack that is convenient for bike-sharing system and also other metal products that is need to manufacture bicycles. We accept customized order. Feel free to contact us if you’re interested or if you need further information. We have English speaking staff who will be glad to help you find your best product. Follow us on social media to know us better.

    

Sources :
Wikipedia
Chinatravel
shanghai.wikia.com
dubike.baidu.com

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Ayu P.//SMC editor

The Sharing Economy

In today’s society where the pressure of environmental sustainability is growing, the problems of overproduction and overconsumption are becoming more and more important. To answer this problem, a new system of economy begins to appear : “The Sharing Economy”, also called “The Collaborative Economy”.  Just like what it is called, this system is all about sharing goods and services between different people and organisations. In other words, rather than owning a product or service, you give other people access to it and share it. This sharing system has different category of example. Let us take you to discover some of the famous one.

Real Estate

Home Exchange

You’d like to go for vacation but your budget is limited. Fortunately there is new way to find a cheap accommodation ! The Home Exchange system allows you to swap your home for a set period of time, with no monetary exchange ! Plus there is the internet that has made the process of finding a swap easier.

Barter

Barter is a system of exchange by which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money.

The “Clothing Swap” is THE magical solution for those who love experiencing with new looks ! You can exchange your no-longer used clothing for clothing that you’d love to have.

Transportation

Carsharing

This system is very convenient for those who only need an occasional use of vehicle, as well as others who would love to get a taste of a new and different type of car.

Bicycle Sharing System

This service lets people to borrow a bike from a bicycle station and return it to any other stations located in the city. This system are often inexpensive, which encourages their use as transportation. Many systems have a smartphone mapping apps which shows how how many bikes and how many open parking are available at each station, increasing convenience for users.

Shanghai Metal Corporation has a vast range of bicycle dock. We offer personalized service and can accomodate any number of parking place in one bicycle dock. Every product that we provide is rust resistant, weather resistant, and theft-proof. To learn more, please visit our website or send us your inquiry. Our English speaking staff will guide you to find your wanted product with the best quality and price. Don’t forget to follow us on Social Media.

For more information : Wikipedia
Pictures from : Google Image

    

Ayu P.//SMC editor

 

Should We All Switch To Cycling?

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Whether it’s to boost your fitness, health or bank balance, or as an environmental choice, taking up cycling could be one of the best decisions you ever make. Not convinced? Here are some of the benefits:

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You’ll get there faster

Sleep more deeply

Look younger

Boost your bowels

Increase your brain power

Beat illness

Live longer

Save the planet

Avoid pollution

So do we have you convinced? Great! So now it’s time to buy a bike – but which one?

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There are two types – carbon or steel frames. The carbon versus steel argument really boils down to is durability. You’re shelling out a significant chunk of change for a bike. This is a bike you will be riding every single day (optimistically) and racing a few weekends per month (even more optimistically). If you have a finite amount of money like most normal people in this world, you want a bike that can deliver durability and reliability to last as long as possible, so at a minimum, when you’re done with it, you can sell it to someone else with a clean conscience knowing it will provide the next owner years of enjoyment.

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Shanghai Metal manufactures the steel wire used to make bicycle wheels with advanced processing facilities ensure its long-lasting life. To find out more, please visit our websiteLinkedInTwitter, and Facebook. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

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Sources: Bike Radar, Road Bike Review

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