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In Beijing, taxi drivers are trying out different business models in order to survive the pandemic.
Man A: Beijing taxi drivers are trying to get by. If they return the car to the shop, their deposit will be gone. If they decide to keep the car, they have to pay for the lease. Life is hard. It’s tough for the drivers.
Man B: Taxi drivers are now also working in recycling. Look at those cardboard papers and plastic containers.
Man C: Look at these taxis in the parking lot. It was said that these were rentals that defaulted.
The economic chain reaction of the pandemic takes a toll on taxis. Taxi drivers are under pressure to pay their monthly lease payments and/or risk losing the lease deposit.