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Post time 2015-4-27 17:19:59 |Display all floors
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Post time 2015-4-27 19:21:25 |Display all floors
I have to agree with futsanglung, here. I doubt very much that the taxi driver was waiting for a fare. Usually, when you use these taxi apps, you are already there when the taxi shows up. Also I have been finding that more and more taxis are using these apps as an excuse when they don't want to pick up a fare. Especially when it is within half an hour of shift-change.

There are also taxi drivers who absolutely refuse to pick up foreigners who can't speak, or speak very little, Chinese. If the foreigner complains, the taxi driver simply says that the foreigner did something, and then all is right with the taxi driver world.

However, all that being said, I think that a taxi story is not a very good example if you are looking for answers to the question, "Should foreigners be treated equal?" I would think that examples for this type of question should include foreigners being forced to pay for things that Chinese don't have to pay for, like entrance to public places, or price tiering, where foreigners are made to pay up to 10 times what Chinese pay. Another example, if you DO want to use taxi driver stories, is taxi drivers who go out of their way to take foreign tourists, the long way around, or the proverbial "city tour", all in the name of gouging them for as much money as possible. Never, would a taxi driver do this to a local Chinese person (maybe to someone from another part of the country, far away), but it happens to foreigners quite frequently.

So, if you want to cite examples to answer the question, "Should foreigners be treated equal?", then use common examples of instances where foreigners are not treated as equally as Chinese. Don't just use an example of something that doesn't happen very often, and by one drunk tourist. It becomes a very one-sided argument when you do that.
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Post time 2015-4-27 19:48:24 |Display all floors
incarnate Post time: 2015-4-27 17:19
Then what is the version of the story you want it to be told. There were many other taxis waiting  ...

You seem to be selective in  which of my comments you comment on.

I have repeatedly said IF this story is correct than the foreigner should have been punished and he was in the wrong, you fail to comment on that.

What you do comment on is the fact I doubt parts of this story are true, quite simply why did this go on for 3 hours, why did the police not come for 3 hours and why did the police expect the taxi driver to give a free ride. You have chosen not to address any of these points with any seriousness.

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Post time 2015-4-27 19:52:01 |Display all floors
cmknight Post time: 2015-4-27 19:21
I have to agree with futsanglung, here. I doubt very much that the taxi driver was waiting for a far ...

Thankyou for being the first to see my point

In no way am I condoning such behaviour if this did happen but much of the story does not ring true and others are refusing to see this.

Yes urinating against a car is unacceptable and should not happen but is urinating against a wall in full view ( even when not drunk ) also not good form? If so why do so many taxi drivers do just this?

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Post time 2015-4-27 20:05:59 |Display all floors
I don't know where the OP got their idea of Chinese tradition from; however, it's far off the mark of what I"ve seen in the capital city.

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Post time 2015-4-27 21:01:28 |Display all floors
maybe I am blind..... everyone keeps saying this dude was drunk...  I have read this several times.. and can not find any connection to  being drunk..... seems he was just p I ssed  of ...  in reality he should have just went along his way..   I also have to agree with futsanglung...  why did this kind of thing go on for 3 hours.. all for a fare...  a free ride to boot..... it is a shame we cant behave ourselves .. no matter where we are from .. or where we are to visit...  i find every day that i am learning the meaning of patience.. here and i find a little respect. goes a long way....   

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