Caixin: Didi is preparing to go public on the Hong Kong stock market, and the merger with Meituan is in contact

People close to Didi’s senior officials confirmed to Caixin reporters that Didi is preparing for a Hong Kong stock listing, but the specific plan is still in progress. Didi declined to comment on the listing. In addition to the path of listing, the previous market rumours that the merger of Didi and Meituan was not groundless. The reporter learned from investors close to Didi that the two parties are indeed in contact. Major shareholders, including SoftBank, also intend to promote the merger, but Didi internally has differences on the merger. According to previous reports from Chain Wen, the Central Bank Digital Currency Research Institute and Didi Chuxing formally reached a strategic cooperation agreement to jointly study and explore the scenario innovation and application of digital RMB in the field of smart travel. In addition to Didi, Meituan and Station B may also cooperate with banks participating in the central bank’s digital currency project.