(Yicai Global) May 20 -- Meituan-Dianping's ride-hailing arm has expanded to 15 more Chinese cities, including Suzhou, Hangzhou and Chengdu, to stand up against Didi Chuxing, China's biggest car-sharing firm.
Meituan-Dianping also announced that it has linked up its restaurant review platform with Meituan Dache so that consumers in its new cities, such as Zhengzhou and Wuhan, can book trips directly via a restaurant listing page, according to a statement that the Beijing-based firm released yesterday. This connection between the apps was piloted in Shanghai and Nanjing.
Meituan-Dianping launched its ride-hailing service in Nanjing in 2017 and expanded to Shanghai last March but Didi Chuxing still holds a much bigger market share. Meituan Dache collects an 8 percent commission fee on each ride booked, while Didi Chuxing takes 20 percent.
Meituan Dache's users may also choose to book a ride from three other car firms via the app.
Editor: Emmi Laine