Higher Prices, Bothered Passengers — Why Are Didi’s Prices Going Up?

It has been the question going around Chinese social media: why are the prices of China’s most popular e-hailing app service Didi (滴滴) going up?

Users of the mobile taxi-calling app are not happy now that prices are increasing as much as 20%.

It also is the question of the day on Baidu’s Quora-like question asking platform: why is China’s most popular car-hailing service Didi Chuxing getting more expensive? And also, more specifically: why is Didi Carpooling (滴滴顺风车), an alleged non-profit service provided by Didi Chuxing, raising its prices?

News about Didi has been making headlines since the Chinese e-hailing giant acquired the international car-hailing firm Uber in August of this year, and its rising prices have become a much-discussed topic on Chinese social media.

Read the story of Didi Chuxing, its increasing prices, and what Chinese netizens are saying about it

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