black taxis

Hailing in Vain: Beijing’s Taxicab Crisis

Anyone who has spent time in Beijing in recent years knows how difficult it can be to flag down a cab in the massive metropolis, especially during the city’s infamously congested rush hours. One reason for the apparent...

Zombies and Beijing's Taxi Woes

TIME’s Austin Ramzy laments the crowded rush hour taxi scene in Beijing, which he compares to “zombies after fresh human brains,” and examines a system facing a crisis of quality while resisting the...

Black Taxi Entrapment Scandal

Xujun Eberlein of the Inside-Out China blog writes about Sun Zhongjie, whose entrapment and subsequent arrest galvanized the public and the media: Sun Zhongjie was a new driver employed by a construction company in Shanghai, and...

Driver Violently Arrested & Fined For Helping Stranger

The following covers the controversial arrest of a driver in Shanghai, pseudonym Zhang Jun, who gave a ride to a stranger who claimed to have stomach pains. Dubbed “fishing-gate,” the incident is currently one of the...

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