The app of Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is seen on a mobile phone in front of the company logo on July 1. Didi has become the subject of China’s first cybersecurity review, but the many different ministries involved suggest a broad scope. Photo: Reuters The app of Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is seen on a mobile phone in front of the company logo on July 1. Didi has become the subject of China’s first cybersecurity review, but the many different ministries involved suggest a broad scope. Photo: Reuters
The app of Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is seen on a mobile phone in front of the company logo on July 1. Didi has become the subject of China’s first cybersecurity review, but the many different ministries involved suggest a broad scope. Photo: Reuters

Explainer |
Why does ride-hailing giant Didi’s cybersecurity review involve so many Chinese government agencies and who is absent?

  • China’s Cybersecurity Review Office is managed by 12 ministries, but only four are involved in Didi’s review with three unrelated agencies invited to join
  • It is too early to tell how China’s first cybersecurity review of a Big Tech company might end, but it’s already having a chilling effect on US IPOs

Topic |   Didi Chuxing
The app of Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is seen on a mobile phone in front of the company logo on July 1. Didi has become the subject of China’s first cybersecurity review, but the many different ministries involved suggest a broad scope. Photo: Reuters The app of Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is seen on a mobile phone in front of the company logo on July 1. Didi has become the subject of China’s first cybersecurity review, but the many different ministries involved suggest a broad scope. Photo: Reuters
The app of Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is seen on a mobile phone in front of the company logo on July 1. Didi has become the subject of China’s first cybersecurity review, but the many different ministries involved suggest a broad scope. Photo: Reuters
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