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Didi gets slammed by authorities over ride-sharing safety

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In August, the rape and murder of a female passenger on Didi Chuxing’s Hitch ride-sharing service — the second in three months — caused nationwide outrage, and an apology tour from Didi wasn’t sufficient to stem much of the resulting loss of trust.

The ride-hailing giant continues to struggle with the fallout of the safety failures.

  • “The company’s management of people and vehicles is out of control,” the Ministry of Transport has declared, Reuters reports.
  • An undisclosed fine has been issued to Didi, and the Ministry said it would “severely crack down” on the hiring of illegal drivers.
  • An indefinite suspension has been applied to the company’s carpool service Hitch, which the two murdered passengers had used.
  • Seven other ride-hailing companies, including “Shouqi, Shenzhou, CaoCao, Yidao Yongche, Meituan, DiDa, and Autonavi,” will also be subject to heightened oversight, TechNode notes.
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Lucas Niewenhuis

Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. 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.