Hong Kong cabbies signing up with Uber earn more, but taxi council warns they risk breaking the law

Apr 11, 2021 | INVESTING

Hong Kong cabbies wooed by ride-hailing company Uber say it gave them a lifeline as their earnings slumped through the Covid-19 pandemic, but the city’s taxi operators are unhappy.The Hong Kong Taxi Council, an alliance of 42 taxi groups, warned cabbies using two Uber platforms – Uber Taxi and Uber Flash – that they risked running afoul of the Road Traffic Ordinance. Council chairman Hung Wing-tat noted that both services operate on a “hire as a whole” basis, allowing cabbies and passengers to…

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