Uber is learning a tough lesson about what happens when you go head-to-head with China’s tech giants on their own turf.

Tencent, the tech company that oversees the China’s most popular chat app WeChat, has has blocked all Uber accounts on its social platform, affecting the service across more than a dozen cities. 

Tencent-backed Didi Dache is the country’s biggest ride-hailing service and Uber’s largest competitor in the Chinese market. 

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com