Murder forces women using Chinese ride-hailing app to change profile photos

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Users also switch listed gender to male after the stabbing to death of a 21-year-old and revelations that drivers review female users for their appearance

Women using China’s largest ride-hailing platform, Didi Chuxing, are changing their profile photos after the death of a female passenger and revelations that drivers have been reviewing female users based on their appearance.

Last week Didi apologised and closed its ride-sharing service, Hitch, after a 21-year-old woman was found dead, half naked with more than 20 stab wounds, in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou. Police suspected her driver, a 27-year-old man whose body was found in a river in the same city at the weekend. Didi said the man had stolen the profile of his father to use the app.

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