From the ashes of Uber, illegal cabs enjoy revival

The China Post
Date: April 17, 2017
By: 資James-Lo

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Uber Taiwan, after four years of illegal operations, suspended

Uber Taiwan General Manager Ku Li-kai (顧立楷) and Uber General Manager for Asia-Pacific Mike Brown field questions from the local press after the company returned to Taiwan, Thursday April 13. (CNA)

operations on Feb. 10 in the face of mounting government fines.

The government had handed the firm a NT$831 million (approx. US$25.2 million) bill for 35 separate violations of Taiwan’s transportation laws.

The suspension announcement drew criticism from both local Uber drivers and riders, with a significant coterie of the ride-sharing firm’s drivers protesting outside of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications on the day of the suspension, and again on Feb. 26.

However, the 300 drivers that turned up at the Feb. 26 protest represented only a fraction of those working through Uber. So where were the rest?    [FULL  STORY]

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