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China wants self-driving tech in half of new cars by 2025

Beijing doubles earlier target as Baidu and Didi test robotaxis

Didi Chuxing, China's top ride-hailing company, is testing an autonomous taxi service in Beijing.

BEIJING -- China aims to have vehicles with partial self-driving technology account for 50% of all new-auto sales by 2025, double its previous goal, as the country encourages local companies to pull ahead of the U.S. in the field.

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