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Jul 28, 2022 08:05 PM
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Huawei Launches Ride-Hailing Platform in Challenge to Didi’s Dominance

Petal Chuxing will come embedded in devices running the new Harmony 3.0 operating system, helping to diversify the business as its consumer arm struggles under U.S. sanctions. Photo: IC Photo
Petal Chuxing will come embedded in devices running the new Harmony 3.0 operating system, helping to diversify the business as its consumer arm struggles under U.S. sanctions. Photo: IC Photo

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., the world’s top telecoms-equipment maker, has launched a ride-hailing aggregator as it looks to push into the tightly regulated market dominated by Didi Global Inc., which was recently slapped with a hefty fine for breaking China’s data security laws.

The service, named Petal Chuxing, is compatible with various Huawei devices, including smartphones, smartwatches and tablet computers, which are powered by the latest version of the company’s homegrown Harmony operating system (OS), He Gang, chief operating officer of Huawei’s terminal business group, said at a company event on Wednesday.

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