What they say
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