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Jan 19, 2023 02:21 PM
BUSINESS

China Creates ‘Strong Nation’ Ride App as Data Regime Tightens

The team behind the project has vowed “maximum protection of users’ data security and privacy,” the Beijing Daily reported. Photo: Bloomberg
The team behind the project has vowed “maximum protection of users’ data security and privacy,” the Beijing Daily reported. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — China plans to launch a government-backed app to integrate a variety of services including ride-hailing, a sign of more state involvement in a sector wracked by controversy.

Called “Strong Nation Transport,” the app will target government and state enterprise employees, several media outlets including the official newspaper Beijing Daily reported. The app has completed trials and will launch soon, bringing dozens of mobility providers from car-sharing services and freight forwarders to railway operators under a single online umbrella.

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