Illegal taxis in Shanghai facing crackdown
(CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A brigade of secret investigators will be established to deal with illegal cabs in Shanghai, according to a senior transport official in the municipality.
The team will facilitate obtaining evidence to identify illegal taxis and help crack down on the proliferation of them in the market, said Mr Yang Xiaoxi, deputy head of the Shanghai Municipal Transport and Port Authority.
The brigade will draw experiences from Hong Kong, he said, which means the law enforcement officials gather evidence disguised as passengers after receiving reports of illegal cabs from residents.
Some strict requirements will standardize the operation, he said. "For example, law enforcers must go in pairs, and audio and video recordings must be taken."