Steven Millward
Steven Millward
10:30 am on Aug 13, 2013

Uber Launches in Taiwan

Uber launched in Taipei at the end of June.

A new job posting on a Shanghai-based site shows that the American online car booking service Uber is hiring in China ahead of a launch in the country. The ad for a Uber community manager for Shanghai (here) is the first visible move in the country by the company.

Indeed, Uber’s own in-house jobs board reveals that they’re hiring across Beijing and Hong Kong as well as Shanghai.

Uber currently operates in three cities across Asia – Singapore, Taipei, Seoul – and is understood to be keen to add Hong Kong and mainland China to that list. Now the wheels are set in motion for this.

(See also: 5 Reasons China is Crying Out For Uber)
Uber’s primary competition in Shanghai and Beijing will be local rival Yongche, which already has private cars that can be booked via its app in 38 cities across China.

(Editing by Anh-Minh Do)

  • NiceNIC

    Advanced congratulations to the potential Uber community managers from Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, China!

  • Kevin P

    How legal is this? Are they going to get smacked down for violating taxi licensing law? (I know local companies and individuals are doing it, but laws generally get enforced more strictly against foreigners)

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