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Taxi: Taxis are a convenient means of transportation in various cities in China. Simply raise your hand, and a taxi appears in no time. But you'd better choose a taxi with a business permit, and before you disembark from a taxi ride, ask the driver for a receipt.

Subway: Subways are another convenient means of transportation for those traveling in downtown. So far subways are available in four Chinese cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Tianjin.

Bicycle: There are bicycles for rent in some hotels in Beijing and some other tourist cities. Riding old-fashioned Pedi cabs for a tour of Beijing's hutongs and back alleys

(Note: Data for railway were taken from the briefs of railway of 2006 published by the Ministry of Railway; the data of highway and water way were taken from the annual report 2007 of the Ministry of Communications; and the data of civil aviation were taken from the development report of China civil aviation transport of CAAC (2007/2008))

(China National Tourism Administration)

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