Three days after the second murder in 3 months on their platform, Didi has been summoned by local authorities in Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Wuhan, Guiyang, and Haikou, following meetings demanded by Beijing, Tianjin, and Nanjing on August 27th.

“These two vicious incidents that have violated the life and safety of passengers has exposed the gaping operational loopholes of the Didi Chuxing platform,” the Ministry of Transport said in a statement, ordering the ride-hailing company to improve its driver vetting and education process among other demands.

Local authorities across the country also released a list of requirements following the central government’s criticism towards Didi.

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Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.