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China's Ministry of Transport, along with eight other agencies, has issued an edict that demands working conditions ride share operators provide for drivers must improve. The main thrust of the new document, titled "Opinions to Strengthen the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Workers in the New Mode of Transportation …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "47.7 per cent said bring it on"

    Well somebody has to test the things . . . to make sure they're safe for me.

  2. TeeCee Gold badge

    And now,

    ...the official announcement from the People's Ministry of Doctrine and Truth:

    "We address our comrades who offer their labour in assistance of those requiring transport. The good news is that you are all to be treated as Workers in the Glorious People's Republic. The Even Better News is that your service is soon to be rewarded with Infinite Unpaid Leave due to our noble scientists' glorious advances in automation."

  3. elsergiovolador Silver badge


    When someone tries to introduce regulation to "help the workers", workers should watch their pockets.

    It's the same in communist and neo-communist / socialist countries.

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  4. Anonymous Coward
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    Ride share drivers

    Ride share drivers need all the help they can get, regardless of the country they live in.

    If US or UK or yes, even China, regulations can make life easier for them I applaud it.

    I, for one, would be willing to pay more if I knew it was going to the driver and not the company.

  5. Blackjack Silver badge

    Congratulations you just reinvented a Taxi service!

    People flee to the cheapest service and if ride sharing stops being cheap they will just go back to using Taxis since they have more legal protections in case of injury and or theft. And is easier to legally prosecute a taxi company.

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