China legalises ridesharing services

A driver uses the Didi Chuxing app in the southern Chinese city of GuilinChina on Thursday announced new rules governing ridesharing services, making clear for the first time that they are now legal in a giant market where US-based Uber is at loggerheads with local rival Didi Chuxing. China has become the world’s largest online car-hailing market, vice transport minister Liu Xiaoming told a briefing. “The legitimacy of internet ride-booking services are clarified” in new regulations on taxi industry reforms and regulations on car-hailing apps, Liu said.

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