Impact of COVID-19 on China’s Sharing Economy and its Outlook


  • Danlin Ruan Hefei No.6 High School, Hefei, Anhui, China



This paper briefly summarizes the current situation of China’s Sharing Economy(SE) during the COVID-19 pandemic, then analyzes new challenges and opportunities that it currently faces in different fields, and expounds its role in China’s economic development in the future. Based on various data and findings, this paper finally points out the way forward for the Sharing Economy industry in China.


Sharing economy(SE); COVID-19; Platform economy; Economic development


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