Xi Jinping’s Taxi to Nowhere

April 18 (Bloomberg) -- Beijing’s taxi drivers are most notable for two characteristics. First, they know and love their politics. Rightly or wrongly, they tend to consider themselves among the city’s most astute analysts of what’s happening behind the Communist Party’s many closed doors. Second, they have an almost supernatural capacity to recognize gullible passengers whom they can plunder with longer-than-necessary rides (while telling tales of the city’s powerful).

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