Didi and Uber’s billion-dollar merger completed last August was assumed to have finally settled the ride-hailing war with Didi as the sole dominator in the Middle Kingdom. However, the peace brought by the truce between world’s two largest ride-summoning services is short lived as well-grounded local rival Meituan has announced they are entering the battlefield.

On Tuesday, China’s top O2O titan Meituan added a car-hailing function into its app, which now features a wide variety of services from food delivery, film tickets, hotel reservation and flight/train tickets.

After finding the ride-hailing service in Meituan’s home page, users in Nanjing can book their trips in an interface and operation process very similar to Didi’s. Payments can be made with bank cards, WeChat or QQ Wallet.

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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.