Hong Kong’s answer to your taxi problems? Make them more expensive

Amid record levels of consumer discontent with Hong Kong’s taxis and an industry-led, government-supported campaign against the ride-hailing service Uber, Hong Kong authorities have unveiled a new plan to improve point-to-point transportation in the city: make it more expensive. The government announced yesterday that it would be formally moving forward with a plan to introduce ...

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24 Uber drivers appeal conviction under ‘out-of-date’ law, as taxis catch up to 20th century

24 Uber drivers appeal conviction under ‘out-of-date’ law, as taxis catch up to 20th century

Twenty-four Uber drivers who were fined for driving for the ride-hailing service appealed against their convictions on Monday, claiming the 30-year-old law under which they were...

2 cabbies robbed in span of 45 minutes by men asking for directions

2 cabbies robbed in span of 45 minutes by men asking for directions

Two taxi drivers were robbed within 45 minutes of each other in the early hours of Friday morning in scam that involved one man distracting the drivers while another snatched...

Survey says: Hongkongers want Uber legalized

Survey says: Hongkongers want Uber legalized

Against the backdrop of the Hong Kong taxi industry’s all-out assault on Uber, a new survey commissioned by the ride-sharing giant and conducted by the University of Hong Kong...

Hong Kong admits world’s largest air purifier choked on debut

Hong Kong admits world’s largest air purifier choked on debut

Red-faced Hong Kong officials admitted on Tuesday that a record-breaking air filter for a new bypass under the city broke down shortly after it began operating. The city opened...

Hong Kong-bound Cathay Dragon flight forced to make emergency landing in Taiwan

Hong Kong-bound Cathay Dragon flight forced to make emergency landing in Taiwan

A Cathay Dragon flight from Taiwan to Hong Kong made an emergency landing today at the city it departed from after experiencing a “technical issue” shortly after...

2 men injured in early-morning stabbing in Kowloon Tong

2 men injured in early-morning stabbing in Kowloon Tong

Police are on the hunt for at least six men who were involved in a stabbing in Kowloon Tong that left two men seriously injured. According to Apple Daily, the two victims —...

Cathay enters the budget air travel game with acquisition of HK Express

Cathay enters the budget air travel game with acquisition of HK Express

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said on Wednesday it will buy budget airline HK Express for more than US$600 million as it moves to counter competition from the increasing...

Ad Nauseam: Glitch causes MTR train to play appliance ad on loop for at least an hour

Ad Nauseam: Glitch causes MTR train to play appliance ad on loop for at least an hour

We all hate ads. We hate having to click ‘X’ every time one pops up while we’re trying to read an article. We hate lunging for the volume button every time one...

Fare Fight: Woman attacks cabbie after he refuses to accept ‘damaged’ HK$500 note

Fare Fight: Woman attacks cabbie after he refuses to accept ‘damaged’ HK$500 note

Police are on the hunt for a foreign woman who allegedly attacked a taxi driver during an argument over a HK$500 note she used to try to pay her cab fare. According to Apple...


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