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China: Uber office raided by police, suspected of operating ‘black car’ business

 |  May 3, 2015

The Chinese offices of US ride-sharing app maker Uber have been raided again, this time in the southern city of Guangzhou.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Uber’s Guangzhou office was raided on Thursday in a joint operation by a number of local agencies including the city Administration for Industry and Commerce, the traffic commission and the Public Security Bureau.

Authorities said the US company was suspected of running an illegally organized “black car” business in the province. More than a thousand iPhones were confiscated from the office during the raid, according to reports.

A spokesperson from Uber’s Guangzhou office told said “We are actively communicating and seeking clarification with related government departments,” the spokesperson reportedly said.


Full content: The Wall Street Journal

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