Baidu-backed ride-hailing service Yidao has lashed out at Tencent’s messaging service WeChat for blocking the ride service on their platform.

Founder of Yidao, Hang Zhou, penned an open letter to Tencent CEO Pony Ma on his public Weibo account this week accusing the social media platform of periodically blocking users from accessing the Yidao site through the social platform for competitive reasons.

Yidao competes directly with Tencent-backed Didi Chuxing, the country’s most popular ride-hailing service.

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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