Uber reboots in Taiwan with scaled-back ride-hailing service

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Uber reboots in Taiwan with scaled-back ride-hailing service

TAIPEI (APP) - Uber relaunched in Taiwan with a limited version of its ride-hailing service Thursday, as the scandal-hit firm struggles to get back on the road in the nation after regulatory wrangling with the government.

The ride-share smartphone app, which has faced a barrage of regulatory challenges around the world as well as a slew of recent negative revelations about its corporate culture, is returning to Taiwan with a new business model partnering with local car hire firms.

Uber suspended operations on the island in February after sparring with the government, which said it was illegally operating without proper registration as a taxi service and slapped it with massive fines.