Chinese version of Uber was “a nightmare” for foreigners


Uber in China is now virtually impossible to use those who are in the guest country. Local will also face a number of challenges in the use of the service. All this is due to be confirmed in August this year merge Chinese Uber unit with a competitor Didi Chuxing: last released an update that is completely separated Uber app Chinese version of its global release. This means that there are now two versions of the application – one for the Chinese market, the second for the rest of the world


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the new Chinese app Uber looks almost the same as before, but there still were some significant changes. Thus, for the Uber China now you need to create a separate account, which requires the presence of Chinese telephone and functioning of the Chinese method of payment -. for example, Union pay, Alipay or Baidu Wallet

In Chinese users was a month out to go to the global Uber version of the local and, according to the company, at her already passed most of the inhabitants of the country. However, foreigners because of these innovations, as well as those who do not have access to any of the suitable payment systems, the Uber service in China to use can not.

“We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience that may be caused by this transition. Team the Uber China struggled worked hard to make the new version more responsive, and more comfortable, “ – developers said

Thus, visitors. China is now much more difficult it is to book a taxi through the Internet. Proper application Didi Chuxing only available in Mandarin Chinese, and also require a local telephone number for a long time made Uber only option for foreigners. Fortunately, Didi promised in the future to add a new application in a multilingual international functions, but when it will happen – it is not clear



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