BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s biggest ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing said on Friday it would halt its business in China for one week following the death of a passenger that has raised questions about safety.

FILE PHOTO: A Didi sign is seen on a car during the China Internet Conference in Beijing, China June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

The company said it would halt its ride-sharing business from Saturday nationwide, and would start checks on all of its drivers.

A female passenger was killed in Zhengzhou city last week and the company apologized amid a public outcry.

Reporting by Pei Li and Cate Cadell; Editing by Darren Schuettler



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