What they say

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - LUO WANGSHU

I am happy we have been le­git­imized. I do not need to worry about be­ing caught or fined. But I have con­cerns whether it will af­fect my in­come. The merger of Didi Chux­ing and Uber China could af­fect the al­lowance I’m paid, though there is no sign yet that it will drop. I started to drive for the Uber car ser­vice two weeks ago by rent­ing a car. It costs 5,000 yuan ($752) a month. I chose Uber be­cause my friends told me the com­pany paid a gen­er­ous al­lowance. For ex­am­ple, if I pro­vide 22 rides a week, I get 1,000 yuan as a bonus. But if the com­pe­ti­tion no longer ex­ists, why would the com­pany pay driv­ers ex­tra money? Li Qing­guo, 43, Uber driver in Bei­jing, na­tive of He­nan prov­ince

Since the car-hail­ing ser­vices has been le­git­imized, fol­low­ing the news of the merger, the cost has in­creased. I don’t know whether it was just some co­in­ci­dence, but from my work to home, it usu­ally costs me about 13 yuan shar­ing a ride, but this week, it cost me up to 18 yuan. Though it is just a small in­crease, I think it may be a sign that the price com­pe­ti­tion is done. Which means that we, as pas­sen­gers, will have to pay more money. Zhang Hui, 29,mag­a­zine ed­i­tor in Shang­hai

China will be the first coun­try to is­sue na­tional-level rules to gov­ern car-hail­ing ser­vices. In the past two years, fewer peo­ple have com­plained that it is dif­fi­cult to get a cab. The car-hail­ing ser­vices did some­how solve the prob­lem.

Xue Zhaofeng, Pek­ing Uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sor who spe­cial­izes in law and eco­nomics

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