Ride hailing platforms under spotlight as China’s transport watchdog slams ‘one sided’ pursuit of traffic, subsidies to achieve growth


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  • Friday, 01 Mar 2019

The criticism comes after China decided to drop its

The one-sided pursuit of higher user traffic and lofty fare subsidies were key factors behind the difficulties experienced by Chinese ride-hailing platforms, according to the country’s transport watchdog.

The assessment was made at a briefing by the State Council Information Office (SCIO) on Feb 28, as job cuts and financial losses have come under the spotlight in an industry that was once seen as the poster child of a booming sharing economy.

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