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Sep 11, 2018 07:13 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

In Post-Killings Crackdown, Ride-Hailing Firms Face Greater Local Scrutiny

A drivers with the Didi Chuxing online ride-hailing service gets a ride request in Zhumadian, Henan province, on May 19. Photo: VCG
A drivers with the Didi Chuxing online ride-hailing service gets a ride request in Zhumadian, Henan province, on May 19. Photo: VCG

The central government has said it will heighten scrutiny of the ride-hailing industry through year-end, as authorities crack down on the sector in the wake of the killings of two passengers who were customers of industry leader Didi Chuxing.

Provincial-level transportation bureaus and police departments will be charged with launching a comprehensive review of ride-hailing companies in their respective jurisdictions, with a special focus on the companies’ safety measures, according to a Ministry of Transport statement (link in Chinese) on Monday.

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