Didi Chuxing: a bumpy ride after Uber deal

China's homegrown ride-hailing app appeared to have pulled off a coup when it bought Uber's business in the country. Since that deal, its troubles have only mounted.

Dear driver, hope you are well. Didi is still trying the best to communicate with relevant government departments on details of the new online taxi-booking regulation. Please do not worry and take orders as usual.”

That was the text message drivers of Didi Chuxing received from the ride-hailing mobile services operator on the evening of October 30. Less than 48 hours later, new rules on the online booking of taxi services in China took effect and it did not appear to be business as usual.

The new rules were unveiled less than three months after Didi pulled off what appeared a startling success winning a price war...

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