I remembered feeling startled after hearing my Chinese friend mention motorcades _ with their resulting traffic diversions or blockages to allow official vehicles to pass _ exist in China.
"Are those motorcades being provided to accommodate state visits of dignitaries or other special occasions?" I asked back, thinking motorcades are used by politicians and rulers for security reasons.
"No, they do it often simply because they can," said my friend.
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