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Uber China Offices Raided in Crackdown on Taxi-Hailing Services

An Uber Technologies Inc. office in southern China was raided as part of a broader crackdown on illegal taxi services using private drivers, state media said.

The U.S. taxi-hailing application is suspected of operating without a license and illegal business activities, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing an unidentified traffic official in Guangzhou, where the raid took place Thursday. “We are cooperating closely with local authorities to continue to offer our service to the residents of Guangzhou,” Evelyn Tay, the company’s Singapore-based spokeswoman, said in an e-mail Friday.