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Hundreds of Zhejiang taxi drivers strike on Labour Day

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 May, 2013, 2:38pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 May, 2013, 2:56pm

Hundreds of taxi drivers in China’s eastern Zhejiang province joined a strike on Wednesday, the Labor Day, to protest competition from illegal taxis and the lack of law enforcement.

Upset taxi drivers in Zhejiang’s Wenling city said making a living was becoming extremely hard due to the increasing number of taxis operating without legal licences. They were also concerned with the rising cost of petrol and traffic congestions.

City officials, after talking with workers on the scene, said they would work out solutions soon, according to website CRI online.


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I'm really surprised that doesn't happen in Shanghai. The number of illegal taxis in Shanghai is staggering, especially Pudong. The fact that law enforcement can't seem to catch them is unbelievable, as they are easier to spot than birds in the sky. They sit on the corners, often in front of subway stations, and yell at everyone that passes them by. I've often wondered how safe they are and why it is so acceptable to flagrantly break the law in public.


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