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Uber might have the last laugh over China

3 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
T
hree months after China’s Didi Chuxing drove Uber out of the country, it faces policies from local governments — even in markets as large as Beijing — that “would only allow local city residents to drive for car-hailing apps.” This unexpected regulation spells big trouble for the company, as in Shanghai, for example, fewer than 3 percent of its drivers qualify.
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the publication's newsletter, app, and website. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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