As Sharing Economy Starts To Trump Superstition, Asian Startups Make Their Move

Forbes – May 26, 2016

That sort of resistance to sharing possessions and to second-hand goods in general around much of Asia has challenged shared-economy apps modeled after the globally ubiquitous taxi-hailing service Uber. “In China and Asia you hardly ever see people buy second-hand stuff,” says Hong Kong native Steven Lam, co-founder and CEO of the shared-vehicle moving service GoGoVan. The anti-sharing attitude stymied GoGoVan’s early development, Lam recalls.

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