Taxi groups in Hong Kong have requested fare hikes of up to 18 per cent and shorter intervals between increases, citing inflation and rising operating costs. Photo: AFP

The taxi trade is likely to win its fare-hike battle, as Hong Kong loses out again to vested interests

Mike Rowse says the sector’s hefty clout in key elections is why the latest fare increase request will be approved, in yet another reminder that innovation and technology often make for just empty talk in the city

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Taxi groups in Hong Kong have requested fare hikes of up to 18 per cent and shorter intervals between increases, citing inflation and rising operating costs. Photo: AFP
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