Troubled ride hailing company Yidao Yongche gets second wind with former Baidu Waimai chief

China’s ride-hailing market might be in for another stir. Former chairman of Baidu’s food delivery platform Baidu Waimai, Gong Zhenbing, is moving on to become the CEO of ride-hailing platform Yidao Yongche, The Paper is reporting (in Chinese). Yidao went through a rough period in April and May last year after a cash squeeze that […]

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DiDi to suspend night Hitch, could audio record every single journey

DiDi has announced a range of measures to improve passenger safety, days after the ride hail platform suspended its intercity car-pooling service Hitch (顺风车) after the alleged murder of a passenger by her driver. As well as new features such as daily and per-trip facial recognition approval of drivers, Didi is consulting the public on […]

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Nanjing becomes first Chinese city to ban new ride-hailing vehicles

Nanjing is reported to become the first city in China to put temporary controls on the number of vehicles that can be hailed online, according to Jiemian (in Chinese), to regulate the sector, protect rights, curb illegal practices and reduce risks in the taxi industry. By stopping the issuance of new licenses, Nanjing will put […]

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