'Welcome to China': U.S. actress shrieks in fear as taxi driver makes U-turn on a motorway and drives into oncoming traffic
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 4:22 PM on 7th December 2010
So spare a thought for actress Kelly Hu, who filmed an extraordinary taxi journey after her driver decided to do a U-turn on a major motorway in Tianjin, China.
A worried Ms Hu - who appeared in US TV series Nash Bridges and CSI New York - gives a running commentary as a friend of the driver turns round to laugh at her discomfort.
i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/12/07/article-1336469-0C627D62000005DC-176_468x286.jpg Highway to hell: A van narrowly avoids the taxi as it travels the wrong way on a motorway in Tianjin, China
She says: 'Our taxi driver decided to make a U-turn on the freeway and we are riding on the shoulder in the fast lane against traffic.
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'This is what they do here in parts of China.
i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/12/07/article-1336469-0C629B89000005DC-466_468x286.jpg Danger: The driver forces legal road users out of the way
i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/12/07/article-1336469-00689EFE000004B0-433_235x314.jpg Scary ride: Actress Kelly Hu recorded the journey
'Why wouldn't he have just gotten off at another exit?
'We are now getting off in the wrong direction again. Welcome to China.'
Writing of her experience on her blog, the 42-year-old said: 'While on the freeway our driver realised he was lost and instead of getting off at the next exit and turning around, he decided to make a u-turn in the middle of the freeway and proceeded to travel in the opposite direction of the traffic!!!
'Apparently this is not uncommon in China, especially in Tianjin.'
The city is home to about 10m people and is situated in northern China.
It is one of five national city centres and is home to the fastest supercomputer in the world.
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