I just got back from a work trip to Shanghai in China. I was really impressed by the city, but unfortunately got really sick while I was there. Spent most of one day in bed, was just generally feeling really bad all week. It also didn’t help that it was around 0C, with rain and snow.
However, I did get to see Santana up close. No sign of his famous signature PRS Custom 24 though.
The vast majority of taxis in China appear to be locally produced VW Santana cars. They’re about the size of a Jetta and appear to have been designed n around 1990. According to the locals there is no rule that forces drivers to pick these cars, but in terms of cost to purchase, running costs and fitness for purpose it has no competitors.