Didi faces municipal competition in Beijing

China Economic Review | Sep 28, 2021 at 11:56 AM
  • Taxi operators in Beijing have launched a new ride-hailing service in conjunction with Alibaba that will not challenge the municipal authority’s monopoly on taxi service licensing, reports the South China Morning Post.
  • The service called Beijing Taxi is being offered through AutoNavi, the digital maps service provider owned by e-commerce giant Alibaba.
  • The service is being launched after four months of development, making more than 100 of the city’s small and medium-sized taxi companies available through a single online interface.