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Police in China raid Uber office

Police in China have raided the office of US car-sharing company Uber after the country's government banned drivers of private cars offering the service through apps.

A statement by the Guangzhou Municipal Transport Commission said police suspected Uber was operating an illegal taxi service without a proper business registration.

It said police seized thousands of iPhones and other equipment used to run the business in the raid in the city of Guangzhou. The commission also said it was cracking down on other car-sharing apps in the region.

Uber said in a statement that it was cooperating with the authorities while continuing to offer the service to Guangzhou residents.

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