And where did their image-bolstering begin?
Taxi drivers have it rough enough. Imagine being stuck in a hideous, yellow car all day, listening to strangers chortle about the same stupid topics - all the while wondering if one of them intends to burgle.
Chinese cabbies just got another dose of venom from their government. According to AFP, "shaved heads [will] be banned from the driving seat."
That's right... no hair, no fare.
And this is on top of Beijing's already-punitive laws against bearded drivers or women cabbies with "too-fancy" hairstyles.
More from AFP: "Beijing's 70,000 taxi drivers work long hours for low pay and often sleep and eat in their vehicles, leading to complaints about dirty and smelly cabs."
Leave it to the Communist quacks in charge to side-step that issue.
Perhaps the Olympic committee should take a trip to New York - where acceptance of individuals differs by 180 degrees. Here's a city that was attacked by extremist Muslims less than 6 years ago - and half the cabbies are still wearing turbans.
Wonder if that would fly in the Far-East?