May 11, 2018 / 9:40 AM / 6 months ago

CORRECTED-Didi says to halt "ride-hitching" in China for a week for driver checks

(Correct to show company suspending just one service)

BEIJING, May 11 (Reuters) - China’s biggest ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing said on Friday it would halt one of its services, which it calls “ride-hitching”, in China for a week following the death of a passenger that has raised questions about safety.

The company said it would suspends its Hitch service - a pooling service for passengers and drivers going to the same destination - from Saturday nationwide, and would start checks on 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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