The new ride-hailing app is a combined effort of the taxi industry. Photo: Dickson Lee

Launch of new eTaxi app in Hong Kong hailed as ‘historic’ moment as trade battles popularity of Uber

  • App, which already has 4,000 drivers signed up, allows passengers to pay via Octopus Card
  • Hong Kong Taxi Council chief Hung Wing-tat says app includes functions that Uber does not have
Topic |   Hong Kong taxis

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The new ride-hailing app is a combined effort of the taxi industry. Photo: Dickson Lee
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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.

Shirley Zhao

Shirley Zhao

Shirley joined the Post in 2013 after reporting from China for a Hong Kong-based magazine. She has covered education, and now focuses on housing, land and planning.