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Uber high fines in Taiwan seem to have driven matters 'off the cliff.'
If you're an Uber user, today is your last chance to enjoy the ride-sharing service in Taiwan. Last week, Uber decided to put a pause to its 1,292-day history in the country indefinitely, following the company's mountain of government fines.
An open letter from the American startup was addressed to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) last November, in which Uber warned Tsai such actions against the company would push away foreign investors. Clearly, the high fines seem to have driven matters "off the cliff."
Taiwan is not the only location Uber got slapped. #DeleteUber has been spreading on Twitter and Facebook in response to Uber’s non-participation in a strike called by taxi drivers in New York against the U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.
The company’s CEO Travis Kalanick’s position in U.S. President Donald Trump’s advisory group also put Uber under fire on social media, and Kalanick resigned from the group on Feb 2.
Editor: Olivia Yang