More than 2,000 passengers complained that Hong Kong taxi drivers refused to take them where they wanted to go during the first nine months of 2018. Photo: K. Y. ChengFaced with Uber challenge, Hong Kong taxis look to boost image and launch app

  • Complaints against city cabbies are hitting new highs and fares look set to rise, while Uber wins on service and convenience
  • Some operators are bringing in better models and a new taxi-hailing app, but others say an industry overhaul is called for

Topic | Uber

Sum Lok-kei

Published: 8:00am, 18 Mar, 2019

Updated: 12:39pm, 18 Mar, 2019

More than 2,000 passengers complained that Hong Kong taxi drivers refused to take them where they wanted to go during the first nine months of 2018. Photo: K. Y. ChengREAD FULL ARTICLEYonden LhatooOpinion

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Just Saying by Yonden Lhatoo

Hong Kong’s taxi mafia is real and Uber has no chance against thugs who won’t tolerate competition

  • Yonden Lhatoo despairs at the sorry state of the city’s taxi services and asks why no action is being taken against thugs in the business who are shutting out competition through intimidation and collusion

Yonden Lhatoo

Published: 4:22pm, 9 Mar, 2019

Updated: 10:28pm, 9 Mar, 2019

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