The nationwide inspections, which will begin Sept. 5, come after the recent deaths of two female passengers on the ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing. - Photo via Marianna/Flickr.

The nationwide inspections, which will begin Sept. 5, come after the recent deaths of two female passengers on the ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing.

Photo via Marianna/Flickr.

China’s Ministry of Transport announced on Friday plans to conduct comprehensive inspections on all ride-hailing service companies, according to Reuters.

The nationwide inspections come as a response to the recent deaths of two female passengers on the ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing.

Last month, one female passenger was allegedly killed by a driver in the eastern city of Wenzhou, while another female passenger was allegedly killed by a man posing as a Didi driver in May. Both cases prompted safety concerns for the country's ride-hailing services.

Didi, China's largest ride-hailing company, said it welcomes the ministry's upcoming inspections and plans for improvement.

“We accept the supervision and will do our best to improve our services to ensure the safety of the public,” Didi said in a statement posted on its official account on Weibo, a Chinese social media site.

Inspections on all ride-hailing companies will begin Wednesday.

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