Exposing the Red Elites Behind ‘Chinese Uber’ Didi (Part 2)

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Editor’s note: This article is part two of a three-part series. Part 1 looks at Beijing’s crackdown on Didi and introduces the company’s ties to the Chinese military and state-owned businesses.  The front operation behind Didi Global Inc.’s monopoly is the family of Liu Chuanzhi, the founder of Lenovo Group, who has strong ties with the elite and secretive Taishan Society and the Chinese military. Didi’s president is Liu Qing, the daughter of Liu Chuanzhi. A post on Chinese blogging platform zhuanlan.zhihu.com claims that the Liu family monopolized Didi and other ride-hailing services in China, including Shenzhou Car on Demand (Shenzhou Zhuanche) and Shenzhou Car Rental (Shenzhou Zuche). On Dec. 18, 2019, Liu Chuanzhi, who is also chairman of Legend Holdings, officially retired at age 75. Liu graduated from China’s Military Academy of Telecommunications Engineering (now known as Xi’an University of Electronic Science and Technology). He rose to prominence when Jiang Zemin was head …

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