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China's Didi suspends Hitch service nationwide after female passenger killed

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China's Didi suspends Hitch service nationwide after female passenger killed
FILE PHOTO: A man is seen in front of a Didi sign before a promotional event of its Hitch service for the Spring festival travel rush, in Beijing, China January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo   -   Copyright  CHINA STRINGER NETWORK(Reuters)
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s largest ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing is suspending its Hitch services nationwide, the company said in a statement on Sunday, a day after police said a ride-sharing passenger in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou was raped and killed by a driver.

Didi Chuxing, the biggest ride-sharing firm globally by number of trips, said it was sorry that the carpooling service would be suspended for now due to “disappointing mistakes” while the company reevaluated the product’s business model.

(Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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