Uber vehicles detained at the Sham Shui Po police station in Sham Shui Po. Hong Kong police arrested 22 Uber drivers in an undercover sting operation, the largest of its kind. Photo: Edward Wong
Peter Guy
Opinion

Opinion

Mind the Gap by Peter Guy

Hong Kong’s Uber arrests show the city’s talk of innovation cowers before a monopoly

The arrests signal and symbolise what the Hong Kong government really thinks of technology: write all the apps you wish but do not undermine any of our monopolies. Or we will shut you down

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Uber vehicles detained at the Sham Shui Po police station in Sham Shui Po. Hong Kong police arrested 22 Uber drivers in an undercover sting operation, the largest of its kind. Photo: Edward Wong
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