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A TX4 London Taxi cab with wheelchair access waits for customers in Beijing, China during the 2008 Paralympics Games, on September 11, 2008. About 30 new wheelchair accessible TX4 London taxis, painted with the traditional colors of Beijing taxis, have been placed into service during the  Paralympic Games and will remain in the city afterwards. London Taxi International, the producer of London Taxi's famed black cabs, turned to China to drive overseas expansion. More than 8,000 London Taxis will be produced from the Chinese factory, more than double the annual output of the firm's historical factory plant in Conventry, England. Most of these cars will go to places like Singapore, Dubai, Moscow, that covet the image associated with the London Taxis' tradition of good service and durability. London Taxi International will continue to build 90 percent of the Taxi cabs used in Britain at Coventry. Photo by Lucas Schifres/Pictobank