Uber’s rollout in Asia is gathering pace after the US-based private hire car service last week marked its official launch in Seoul (Korea) and Taipei (Taiwan) following the conclusion of six-week testing periods in both cities. These two launches take the company to three locations in Asia — leading on from its first foray into the region via Singapore in February – but, as the firm seeks out larger markets, it is only a matter of time until it finds its toughest challenge yet: China. Uber says its plans for Asia run deep. In an interview with TNW in Taipei last week, Head of Operations Ryan Graves told us that the company is looking at a number of markets next, including Hong Kong and China. The company is officially hiring for roles in Shanghai and Beijing — not to mention locations that would take it into Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.