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This article was published on June 18, 2014


Uber launches in Hong Kong, its 25th city across Asia Pacific

Uber launches in Hong Kong, its 25th city across Asia Pacific
Jon Russell
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Uber is continuing its rollout across Asia after the private car booking service launched in Hong Kong today.

The service is initially in a ‘testing’ mode, as is common with all Uber launches, and is priced at HK$2.00 per minute or HK$9.32 per kilometer with a base fair of HK$35.00.

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The launch follows a recent rollout in Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta, and it takes Uber to 25 cities across the Asia Pacific region. The company entered China in August last year — progressing in the country could be its toughest challenge yet.

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Related: China’s top car booking app to rival Uber with fleet of Mandarin-speaking drivers across US

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