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Didi denies management changes amid cybersecurity probe

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The app logo of Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi is seen reflected on its navigation map displayed on a mobile phone in this illustration picture taken July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration/File Photo

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BEIJING, Aug 12 (Reuters) - China's ride-hailing giant Didi Global Inc (DIDI.N) said on Thursday that rumours about a possible management change are not true.

"Didi is actively and fully cooperating with regulators' cybersecurity probe, market rumours about management change at the company is not true," Didi said in a Weibo post.

The statement followed a South China Morning Post report, citing people familiar with the matter, that Didi may reshuffle its senior management team as a result of ongoing cybersecurity investigations.

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In July, just days after Didi's $4.4 billion listing on the New York Stock Exchange, the Cyberspace Administration of China ordered app stores to remove Didi's main ride-hailing app.

The regulator also told Didi to stop registering new users amid a probe into the company, citing national security and the public interest. read more

Didi is led by Chief Executive Will Cheng and President Jean Liu.

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Reporting by Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh; Editing by Kim Coghill and Christian Schmollinger

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