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2018/07/11 | New Mandala
'Thailand 4.0': No Security in the Growing Thai Gig Economy
Thailand has high hopes for the growth of its sharing economy. Despite promising early returns for workers, there is little reason to believe they will lead to long-term stability.
2017/04/13 | Kuan Chen
Uber Taiwan is Back. What is the New Business Model Like?
Uber is going to act as an "information platform" that, instead of linking drivers to the customers, now provides the service directly to car rental companies.
2017/04/12 | ZiQing Low
Street Legal: Will Uber's New 'Rental Car' Model Hit Roadblocks in Taiwan?
Jason Hsu cautioned that the government was yet to reconcile the legal differences between online ride-hailing platforms and the traditional industry.
2017/02/18 | Rosemary Chen
Uber Reaches New Agreement with Taiwan Government
Uber’s ride-sharing service has been considered illegal in Taiwan and suspended operations on Feb. 10. But the company may have found a way back in after a recent meeting with the government.
2017/02/09 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Uber's Last Day in Taiwan
Uber high fines in Taiwan seem to have driven matters 'off the cliff.'
2017/02/06 | Jason Hsu
OPINION: Bye Bye Uber, Now What?
'The big picture is: is this law helping solve the problem? And what approach should the government and industry take towards disruptive innovation?'
2017/02/02 | Edward White
Uber’s Taiwan Suspension: 'Digital Minister' Responds
Amid an ongoing regulatory battle with the government, Uber today said it would suspend operations in Taiwan.
2017/02/02 | TNL Staff
BREAKING: Uber Suspends Operations in Taiwan
Uber has faced a hostile regulatory environment in Taiwan and a growing mountain of fines.
2016/12/15 | Edward White
Taiwan’s Tech Image: Digital Nation or Competition Killer?
The Tsai government risks being known internationally as a tech ‘competition killer,' just as it tries to reposition the country as a ‘digital nation.’
2016/11/21 | Jason Hsu
Taiwan: ‘Decide to Disrupt or be Disrupted'
Kicking out companies like Uber, UberEats, Gogovan and LaLaMove is not a solution, argues opposition lawmaker Jason Hsu.
2016/11/04 | ZiQing Low
‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ - Uber Exec Hits Out on Taiwan
Taiwan needs a legislative structure that fosters the new digital economy, according to David Plouffe, a visiting Uber executive and former advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama.
2016/09/28 | Malaysiakini
Malaysian Taxi Drivers Protest Uber, Grab
Popular ride-sharing apps like Uber continue to cause headaches for taxi drivers and lawmakers in Asia.
2016/08/19 | Edward White
Taiwan's Uber Saga Casts Doubt on Readiness for Digital Future
It is unlikely that the popular ride-sharing service Uber will be kicked out of the country, but the Taiwanese government will continue to fine the company for operating illegally. Are lawmakers scrambling to find measures to deal with new disruptive technologies?