China is stepping up oversight of its ride-hailing companies, adding to a widening campaign by Beijing to rein in its internet sector. Photo: AFP China is stepping up oversight of its ride-hailing companies, adding to a widening campaign by Beijing to rein in its internet sector. Photo: AFP
China is stepping up oversight of its ride-hailing companies, adding to a widening campaign by Beijing to rein in its internet sector. Photo: AFP

Why Didi’s regulatory pain does not mean immediate gains for its smaller rivals in China’s ride-hailing market

  • Regulatory restrictions placed on Didi, including correct licensing for vehicles and drivers as well as protection of passenger data, also apply to competitors
  • Didi remains the most stable source of orders and the app also allows drivers to set their direction and distance preferences, giving it an advantage

Topic |   Didi Chuxing
China is stepping up oversight of its ride-hailing companies, adding to a widening campaign by Beijing to rein in its internet sector. Photo: AFP China is stepping up oversight of its ride-hailing companies, adding to a widening campaign by Beijing to rein in its internet sector. Photo: AFP
China is stepping up oversight of its ride-hailing companies, adding to a widening campaign by Beijing to rein in its internet sector. Photo: AFP
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