In preparation for the Olympics, new taxis, buses and an extended subway are being developed in Beijing, where an estimated 3.1 million motor vehicles hit the road in 2007. Documentary filmmaker, Miao Wang followed three taxi drivers since 2006 to chronicle the changing city in his film “Beijing Taxi”, which will be released in early 2009.
Sixteen-year veteran taxi driver, Bai Jiwen is featured in Wang’s film. Get in the backseat of Jiwen’s taxi in this report by Reuter’s reporter, Tara Joseph-Hui:
Also see Reuter’s print report on the documentary.