By: Chen Wei-ting and S.C. Chang
Taipei, Nov. 2 (CNA) A ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday that the Taiwan government should demand the removal of the Uber app from the Apple and Google web services to counter the illegal operations of the app-based ride-hailing service in Taiwan.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Cheng Yun-peng (鄭運鵬) pointed to the example of Japan, saying that the Japanese government knows how to use big data to manage its taxi services. “Our government should be able to do the same,” Cheng said at a legislative committee meeting.
In response, Transportation Minister Ho Chen Tan (賀陳旦) said he will look into Cheng’s suggestion of removing the Uber app and will find ways of solving the Uber problem.
Cheng also recommended that Taiwan’s banking sector block the use of credit cards for payment of Uber services, as the company is suspected of evading taxes in Taiwan. [FULL STORY]