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An entrepreneur explains why government regulation is the key to a thriving self-driving vehicle industry in China

Courtsey of WeRide
Zhang Li, COO of WeRide.
  • Echo Huang
By Echo Huang



WeRide is one of the Chinese startups vying to roll out robo-taxis in China. Zhang Li, WeRide’s chief operating officer, joined the company in 2018. He shared his views on how important government regulation is to the burgeoning industry in an interview with Quartz at WeRide’s headquarters in Guangzhou.

This interview was lightly edited for clarity.

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