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uber resilient despite crackdowns in china it's gearing up fast popular with young hip chinese and it's easy to see why it's called people who were the cheapest over option the drivers usually are working on the side murders xinhua healy in shanghai and people uber's been around for less than a year and i've heard so often about how cheap it is because boomers' been doing some massive subsidizing but now that it's become mainstream in cities like shanghai the fares are starting to rise , cars are clean and the drivers generally more civilized than regular cabbies , cheaper than a taxi if you avoid rush hour , taxi up quite e. d. d. is china's biggest although you can see why hoover is picking up converts fast this , general state of the shanghai taxi no seatbelt often dirty , hoover's founder travis kalanick recently told investors the company plans to plow in a billion dollars this year in china and that it was potentially a bigger opportunity for growth than the u. s. , but it's a cutthroat market over and buy do china's google partnered last year landing a link to uber on the buy do map that , right next to it already another ride sharing app displayed and that's not the worst in china like elsewhere uber faces a high risk of local governments putting the brakes on them , for now it's going full speed ahead with great deal for passengers in china