If you are new to China, start with taxis. Taxis are easily flagged in the street and are generally clean and comfortable. In most large Chinese cities, the driver will turn on the taxi-meter but in some of the smaller cities, taxi drivers may ignore the taxi meter and insist on a certain pre-determined price. Request that they turn on the meter or threaten to change to another taxi or report them to the authorities. Taxi licence are lucrative and most drivers will avoid getting into trouble with the Chinese authorities.

There are millions of taxis running in every corner of China, including Santana, Jetta, Sonata and Fukang. The taxis are visible at the airport, railway station and bus stations, nearly everywhere.  Trying a taxi in China is a good experience.