Shanghai-based Hellobike has offered a car-pooling service since 2019, but car-pooling services are legally distinct in China from ride-hailing, which is defined as a commercial activity. Photo: Handout Shanghai-based Hellobike has offered a car-pooling service since 2019, but car-pooling services are legally distinct in China from ride-hailing, which is defined as a commercial activity. Photo: Handout
Shanghai-based Hellobike has offered a car-pooling service since 2019, but car-pooling services are legally distinct in China from ride-hailing, which is defined as a commercial activity. Photo: Handout

Sharing economy

Car-pooling firms Hellobike, Dida Chuxing to update service after government warning for allowing drivers to profit

  • Hellobike and Dida Chuxing have made changes to their car-pooling platforms after the Ministry of Transport accused them of offering ride-hailing services
  • The government distinguishes between ride-hailing and car-pooling, which limits what drivers can charge to transport costs like fuel

Topic |   Sharing economy
Shanghai-based Hellobike has offered a car-pooling service since 2019, but car-pooling services are legally distinct in China from ride-hailing, which is defined as a commercial activity. Photo: Handout Shanghai-based Hellobike has offered a car-pooling service since 2019, but car-pooling services are legally distinct in China from ride-hailing, which is defined as a commercial activity. Photo: Handout
Shanghai-based Hellobike has offered a car-pooling service since 2019, but car-pooling services are legally distinct in China from ride-hailing, which is defined as a commercial activity. Photo: Handout
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