Taxis in Hong Kong could soon become more expensive. Photo: AFP

Your Hong Kong taxi ride could be about to get more expensive, as cabbies call for fare increases

  • Alliance of taxi groups justifies proposed hikes by citing what they consider insubstantial growth in drivers’ incomes since previous increases in 2017
  • One industry leader calls on legislators to ‘cast aside politics and not sacrifice us’
Topic |   Hong Kong taxis

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Taxis in Hong Kong could soon become more expensive. Photo: AFP
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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

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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