China’s ride-hailing rules come into effect

China’s “preliminary rules on the management of online car-booking” officially come into effect on Tuesday November 1st, after they were first proposed in late July. The rules have officially defined ride-hailing as a taxi-related businesses.…

After eating up Uber, Didi makes bold plans…

Didi Chuxing is to compete globally with its rival Uber. Ms. Jean Liu, President of Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing app, said at the WSJDLive 2016 that Didi will expand beyond China and grab global…

Uber China’s former head of strategy Liu Zhen…

Uber China's former SVP and Head of Strategy, Liu Zhen, is to join China’s largest news aggregator Jinri Toutiao. Jinri Toutiao confirmed Liu’s new appointment to local news outlet Huxiu on Monday, although Liu’s new…

No Hukou, No drive: Chinese riding-hailing apps panic…

China’s leading ride-hailing platforms, including Didi, Yidao and UCAR on Sunday responded to a new draft regulation with strict conditions, after Beijing and Shanghai authorities released it on Saturday. Specifically, the authorities demanded that all…

Didi to tighten registration of ride-hailing drivers after…

Drivers using ride-hailing platforms in China must pass exams and register with the authorities to continue taking passengers, according to regulations published on Friday by China's Ministry of Transport. The regulations will come into effect…

State-owned China Post Group invests in Didi Chuxing

State-owned China Post Group announced on Tuesday that it would invest in China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing after acquiring Uber China. The two parties did not disclose the exact amount of investment, instead describing their…

Didi and Uber laughing: ride hailing prices in…

Since June, China's largest ride-hailing service provider Didi Chuxing has been quietly increasing its price in several cities, Chinese media reported. In late July, regulators solidified the legal status of ride-hailing in China, before Didi…