The trend for co-working in which startup founders, corporate employees and freelance workers park their laptops and rub shoulders in well-appointed offices at hip locations has swept the world in recent years.
In 2007, there were just 14 such spaces globally. A decade later, there were more than 14,000, according to research from co-working group GCUC, which sees the total hitting 30,000 by 2022.
And nowhere is the potential greater than in China, where a thriving startup scene, boosted by a well-funded venture capital industry, has encouraged young people to dream of making billions as the next Jack Ma.
WeWork, the US...