The planned 600 franchised taxis, representing 3 per cent of existing cabs in the city, would operate in the same areas as urban cabs covering most of Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam

Premium taxi service fails to consider interests of consumers, says Hong Kong competition watchdog

  • Competition Commission says Hong Kong is due wider reforms and should provide more opportunities for ride-hailing services to compete legally
  • Document released to lawmakers today proposes franchised taxi scheme with flag-fall fare 50 per cent higher than existing cabs
Topic |   Hong Kong taxis

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The planned 600 franchised taxis, representing 3 per cent of existing cabs in the city, would operate in the same areas as urban cabs covering most of Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam
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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
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The new ride-hailing app is a combined effort of the taxi industry. Photo: Dickson Lee
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