People from mainland China used Uber to make trips in 319 cities across 65 countries and territories during the two-week Lunar New Year holiday, when Chinese celebrated the start of the Year of the Monkey. Photo: Xinhua

Uber the moon: ride-hailing app posts 1,000 per cent jump in rides taken by Chinese customers over Lunar New Year

Car-hailing giant still dwarfed by rival Didi Chuxing in China, but Chinese user base seems to be growing healthily in various markets

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People from mainland China used Uber to make trips in 319 cities across 65 countries and territories during the two-week Lunar New Year holiday, when Chinese celebrated the start of the Year of the Monkey. Photo: Xinhua
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Bien Perez

Bien Perez

Bien has worked at the Post since 2000. He has served as Post Magazine's technology editor and Technology Post's deputy editor. He was a guest host on Tech Specs in TVB’s Money Magazine show. He won runner-up, Best News Writing, at the 2008 Hong Kong News Awards.