Ep. 6: Murder on the DiDi Express & China’s Love Affair with EVs

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This week on TechBuzz China by Pandaily, our hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talks all about the happenings of the auto industry in China. There is a good news and bad news, which one do you want to hear first?

TechBuzz China by Pandaily is a weekly technology podcast that is all about China’s innovations. It is co-hosted by Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma, who are both seasoned China-watchers with years of experience working in the technology space in China. They share and discuss the most important tech news from China every week with commentaries from investors, industry experts, and entrepreneurs.

The bad news that made waves all across China was the alleged rape and murder of a female passenger by a DiDi Hitch driver. Rui and Ying-Ying talks about how the design of the Hitch product is partially responsible for the tragedy and the steps DiDi-Chuxing has taken to address this issue.

The good news is that China has loosened up its policies towards foreign new-energy vehicle carmakers and Tesla was the first to set up their wholly-owned venture in China. Ying-Ying and Rui share their insight on the EV market in China and even make predictions on how everything will play out in the largest EV market in the world.

As always, you can find these stories and the latest development of the DiDi story at pandaily.com. Let us know what you think of the show, don’t forget to follow us on twitter at @thepandaily and like our Facebook page!

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