Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing platform, announced a strategic partnership with the US-based online travel platform Booking Holdings on July 17. Booking also invested $500 million in Didi for stock options.

According to the press release, with the help of Didi’s technology, Booking Holdings brands will be able to offer on-demand car services through their apps. However, what changes will be made to the existing Didi app to enable more access to services Booking provides have not been revealed.

Steven Zhu, Vice President for Strategy of Didi said that they look forward to seamlessly connecting every segment of traveling and improving the overall traveling experience through the collaboration with bookings. Todd Henrich, SVP and Head of Corporate Development for Booking also mentioned helping “Didi’s customers with seamless access to” Booking products.

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Jiefei Liu is a Beijing based tech reporter. She focuses on the union of tech and content creation and loves agriculture. You can write to her at Jiefei@technode.com