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Opinion: Didi’s success over Uber in China demonstrates the nation’s thriving innovation and influence on mobile tech around the world

3 months ago
Sky Canaves
he dominance of Didi Kuadi and other domestic companies over their foreign competition in China is not only the result of government restrictions, but a representation of a keen awareness of consumers' needs through novel features that may find their way into other markets, the author writes.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.