Uber ups the ante in fight with Taiwan authorities by suspending service

By J.R. Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said it will suspend its service in Taiwan from Feb. 10, firing the latest salvo in the ride-hailing service company's long-running dispute with the island's authorities over mounting fines. Uber's move comes after Taiwan recently raised fines against unlicensed ride-sharing services, targeted at Uber, which the company said were the highest in the world. Taiwan has maintained Uber's business is illegal, and at one point last year even considered ordering it to leave the domestic market.

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