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

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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