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Didi kicks off major job cuts as it revamps operations

2,000 workers will be laid off as ride-hailing company bolsters safety

Didi Chuxing plans to cut 15% of its staff in 2019.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China's largest ride-hailing provider Didi Chuxing will lay off around 2,000 low-performing workers this year, starting a major round of job cuts, as it moves to strengthen rider safety amid consumer backlash.

The layoffs are part of a broader structural reorganization discussed at a meeting of Didi's top managers Friday. Among the steps decided on are increasing investment in safety and regulatory compliance and cutting back on noncore operations  

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