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China suspends carpool services following murders


Safety first: China halts carpool services offered by ride-hailing firms until tighter safety measures are implemented. — AFP

Safety first: China halts carpool services offered by ride-hailing firms until tighter safety measures are implemented. — AFP

SHANGHAI: China has ordered the suspension of carpool services offered by ride-hailing firms until tighter safety measures are implemented, seeking to ease fears after two users of sector leader Didi Chuxing’s Hitch service were murdered.

Local governments across the country were ordered to review the backgrounds and qualifications of all drivers signed up with web-based carpooling and other private car-share services.

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