Mobile phone footage filmed by an eyewitness and posted on YouTube by CGTN shows the girl precariously perched out of the moving vehicle's window, using its roof as a desk. She appears to be writing in a notebook as vehicles zoom past on the busy road.
It's unclear what exactly prompted the girl to go to such extremes.
Shanghaiist reports the girl's father was busy chatting with a friend seated in the passenger seat. He immediately pulled over and reprimanded his daughter when he realised she was sitting on the edge of the rear window. "I was careless then and didn't notice it," the taxi driver, identified as Mr Cheng said. "After that, I asked my daughter not to do it again."
The man's driving licence was suspended and his company says he won't be allowed to drive taxis anymore, reports China's The Paper.
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