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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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.