Uber puts the brakes on Macau operations

Ride-hailing company Uber has announced to abort its operations Macau on July 21, while the business in Hong Kong would not be affected.

“Uber Hong Kong and Uber Macau are two seprarate business entities. Our Hong Kong operations will not be affected,” a spokesperson of the ride-hailing company confirmed to Marketing.

Uber launched in Macau less than two years ago, the Macau government has taken a firm stance against Uber, stating that the service violated local laws.

“Today, we’re letting you know that as of 23:59 on July 21, Uber will temporarily suspend its ride-sharing operations in Macau,” Uber said in a statement on its website.

“We are very proud that Macau citizens and foreign visitors have been able to use the app every day to get around, while driver-partners have enjoyed the flexibility and economic opportunities Uber created.”

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