Laowai leaves over 20,000 RMB in cab in Guangzhou, has it all returned

Posted: 11/28/2012 7:00 am

Guangzhou has a reputation across China of being one of the country’s seedier, more dangerous cities, but that was disproved (if only for a moment) this week after a laowai left a wallet containing over 20,000 RMB plus credit cards and important documents in a taxi in Baiyun District Nov. 24 and had everything returned to him by the driver, according to Guangdong Satellite Television.

The driver told media he had driven about 100 metres when he noticed the passenger had forgotten his wallet after getting out at around 11 p.m. He immediately handed it into the company who eventually returned it to the man around 11:30 a.m on Nov. 26.

On receiving the wallet, the unidentified foreigner expressed gratitude, but the driver said he was only doing what he was supposed to do.

A European in Suzhou had a similar piece of good fortune this year, according to Mingcheng News.

The wallet that was returned to the European in Suzhou

Earlier this year, literary wunderkind Han Han wrote of how the honesty he had seen a cab driver in Taiwan display showed that Taiwan and Hong Kong were protecting Chinese culture.

Since then, several stories of cab drivers returning valuable items have emerged on the mainland, suggesting a positive trend and setting a good example to the rest of society.


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