Following the recent rape-and-murder case, Didi, the ride-hailing giant in China, announced the launch of a safety rectification plan on September 4, suspending all late-night ride-hailing services across the platform for a whole week.
China has rapidly developed into the world’s long-standing leader in mobile payments. Foreigners visiting China are always surprised by the prevalence of convenient mobile payments. In recent years, Alibaba and Tencent has accelerated their overseas development, especially in Southeast Asia.
Chinese consumers commonly order takeout with Meituan and hail rides with Didi. Yet, the two seemingly unrelated apps will start to compete with each other. Meituan will unveil ridesharing service on March 21 in Shanghai, while Didi will finalize preparations for the launch of its takeout business.