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Feb 06, 2018 07:11 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

Didi Eyes Growth With Taiwan Deal, New Hong Kong App

Hong Kong taxis drive down the city's Wyndham Street in August 2016. Didi said more than half of Hong Kong’s taxi drivers — nearly 20,000 — had already used its platform for ride-hailing, serving over 600,000 passengers. Photo: IC
Hong Kong taxis drive down the city's Wyndham Street in August 2016. Didi said more than half of Hong Kong’s taxi drivers — nearly 20,000 — had already used its platform for ride-hailing, serving over 600,000 passengers. Photo: IC

Users across the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan can now use the same Didi Chuxing app to hail taxis and shared cars, as the company continues its expansion outside the mainland.

Didi on Monday officially launched a new app dubbed Didi Hong Kong — an upgraded version of Kuaidi Taxi, which the brand had used since 2015 when it first entered the city.

The move comes weeks after Didi announced a partnership in Taiwan with Ledi Technology Co. Ltd., which granted exclusive rights to the local firm to promote and use the Didi brand and platform on the island.

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