Uber's Ride-Hailing War In China Is Getting Ugly
Uber is trying to expand to China, but competition there from native ride-hailing app Didi Kuaidi is making that tough.By Katie Link | September 3, 2015
Two major ride-hailing companies in China are battling it out to win business, and it's getting ugly. (Video via Uber)
The two contestants are Uber and Didi Kuaidi. Didi Kuaidi, which translates to "beep beep fast cab," has been the reigning champ in the game of private transportation, thanks in part to backing from Chinese Internet giants Alibaba and Tencent.
The native car service employs around 4,000 people and operates in more than 80 Chinese cities. By comparison, in China, Uber only has 200 employees and operates in 16 cities.