AUTOSHOW-Daimler says in talks with Didi, others for potential cooperation

SHANGHAI, April 19 (Reuters) - Daimler AG is in

talks with local Chinese ride-hailing firms including Didi

Chuxing to discuss potential cooperation deals, board member

Hubertus Troska said on Wednesday.

"We are talking to the leading players including Didi about

how we may develop something," Troska, Daimler's board member

with responsibility for Greater China, told journalists gathered

at the Shanghai Motor Show.

Separately, Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said he

sees further potential for expanding production in China by

continuing to work with joint-venture partner BAIC Motor Corp


"We see no limiting factors regarding continued expansion

with this partner," Zetsche said in response to a question about

whether Daimler was exploring further partnerships like rival


(Reporting by Edward Taylor)