China UnionPay logo. Photo: AFP
China UnionPay logo. Photo: AFP
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Didi rival UCAR raises US$1 billion

The investment is a sign that, despite the high-profile Didi-Uber deal, the ride-hailing battle is not quite over yet.

March 7, 2017 6:20 AM (UTC+8)

Xinhua News Agency reported that Chinese ride hailing service Shenzhou UCAR has raised 7 billion RMB (approximately US$1 billion) from interbank network UnionPay, as well as commitments still facing approval. UCAR differs from the crowd-sourced business model of Didi in that it offers a company fleet as well as licensed drivers.