A cabbie in Beijing takes a request from a car-hailing app in this file photo. Some local governments in China have started muscling in on the private car -and taxi-hailing app business, and Guangzhou now has an app of its own and has teamed up with local taxi operators. Photo: Simon Song.

Guangzhou snaps up car-hailing app Ru yue to compete with Uber, Didi Chuxing on home turf

After trial-run operation, local transport authorities to buy app from state-owned subsidiary but residents complain of high fees; government will run it together with four local taxi operators and use veteran cabbies as drivers

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A cabbie in Beijing takes a request from a car-hailing app in this file photo. Some local governments in China have started muscling in on the private car -and taxi-hailing app business, and Guangzhou now has an app of its own and has teamed up with local taxi operators. Photo: Simon Song.
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