The China Post
Date: February 11, 2017
TAIPEI — U.S.-based ride-hailing company Uber, which suspended its services in
Taiwan starting on Friday, said it hoped to resume dialogue with Taiwan’s government and looked forward to serving people in this country again.
“As much as want to continue, the current regulatory environment makes it impossible to serve the island the way we know works best,” Uber said in a statement.
“By hitting pause, we hope to reset our conversation with the government and find a way to allow ridesharing to flourish. We will do everything we can to restart the service,” it added.
The government has determined that Uber cannot legally operate transportation services in Taiwan because it is registered in Taiwan as an information services company. [FULL STORY]