Uber Eyes Smaller Chinese Cities to Take on Homegrown Didi

Update time:2016-04-18  source:

Uber is eyeing a potential expansion in China's second- and third-tier cities, despite ride-hailing app Didi's dominance in the Chinese market.


Uber began to penetrate smaller cities during the second half of last year, after making inroads into the Chinese market through top-tier cities such as Beijing and Shanghai since 2014.


The company is seeking to expand its presence in 100 Chinese cities this year, including previously uncovered northeastern and western regions.


Uber's ride-hailing service is currently available in 50 cities.


It's UberPool, which allows drivers to pick up more than one paying passengers at a time, was also launched last year to compete directly with Didi in ride-sharing services.