American online car booking service Uber planned to land in one Chinese city every three months from now on, according to Martin Lee, head of the company’s Asian team (report in Chinese). In addition to Shanghai, the first Chinese city that Uber launched service, Uber is prepping for headways in Beijing and Kong Hong.

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As a car booking platform, Uber sealed cooperation deals with local taxi companies and share commissions with them. Uber’s cars are generally nicer than average taxies in China, including BMW 7-series, Audi A8, Mercedes S-Class, and therefore, the charges are much higher, about two to three times of that for the ordinary taxies. The company’s market strategy that eyes high-tier market avoids the competition with rising taxi apps as well as policy risks, since Chinese government stepped in earlier this year to regulate the market (report in Chinese).

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.