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Didi enhances panic button in response to passenger killings

China's top ride-hailing app also plans to record rides and toughen background checks

Didi Chuxing will add features to the app's panic button and begin recording shared rides after two of its passengers have been killed since May.    © Reuters

BEIJING -- Ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing has unveiled new safety measures that include an upgraded panic button, as the company faces pressure from customers and the Chinese government after the recent killings of two passengers in the country.

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