Uber has long sought to get a break in Hong Kong, where a population of more than 7 million is served by 18,163 licensed taxis and about 40,000 drivers. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong taxi firm owner scraps partnership with Uber after ‘threats to family’s safety and potential insurance boycott’

  • Owner of Tin Shing Motors absent from scheduled launch event after being labelled ‘traitor to industry’
  • Arrangement would have allowed users to hail taxis through Uber’s existing mobile app
Topic |   Uber

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Uber has long sought to get a break in Hong Kong, where a population of more than 7 million is served by 18,163 licensed taxis and about 40,000 drivers. Photo: Winson Wong
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Cannix Yau

Cannix Yau

Cannix joined the Post in 2014 after many years in journalism and some years working for legislators. She is interested in issues related to social justice and won SOPA's Excellence in Reporting Award in 2005.

Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang is an award-winning journalist, with her career built on covering business and Hong Kong local news. She has won a number of regional and Hong Kong press awards and was a part-time lecturer on business journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University.