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China's Didi to Suspend Late-Night Hailing Services for 7 Days

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Ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing will suspend its late-night hailing services in mainland China for a week as it introduces safety measures after a second passenger in three months was allegedly murdered by a driver while using its app.

Its services including Uber China and DiDi Select will be suspended from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day from Sept. 8 to Sept. 15, the company said in a press release. The safety measures include upgrading a function to allow passengers to call the police directly, and starting a nationwide campaign to encourage users to set up emergency contacts, the firm said. It will also increase driver background checks and upgrade driver safety assessment.