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China transport minister says ride-hailing subsidies competitively unfair, not sustainable

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 10:54

[BEIJING] China's transport minister said on Monday that ride-hailing companies like Didi Kuaidi and US firm Uber Technologies Inc subsidising discounts and supplementing driver wages was competitively unfair and not sustainable.

Those subsidies would not be sustainable in the long-term, said Yang Chuantang, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of China's annual parliamentary session.

Companies like Didi Kuaidi and Uber are spending billions of dollars in heated competition, using investors' money to fund discounts for users and drivers on their apps.

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