- The Washington Times - Friday, May 1, 2015

Uber, the company behind the popular ride-sharing app, had its offices in south China raided by police Friday.

Police seized thousands of phones and other equipment from Uber’s office in Guangzhou after charging the business with not being properly registered, The Associated Press reported.

The company can be charged with operating outside Chinese law. Private cars have not been allowed to provide taxi services since January.

Uber said in a statement that it is cooperating with Chinese authorities.

Fines for those caught providing illegal taxi services can reach up to $4,860, AP reported.

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