Baby seats are a little different in China.

Police in China are hunting a motorcyclist who was spotted pulling his toddler son behind him - in a drinks crate.

When this father wanted to take his son for spin on his moped, he simple wedged him in an old drinks crate and towed him along the road on a piece of rope. The child - clearly too young to ride pillion - stares out from the box trustingly little knowing the danger he’s in from other traffic as a bus thunders past.

The scene, shot by a passerby in Xi’an, Shaanxi, has provoked wails of protest since it was flashed around local social networking websites. “When I first saw this bike coming down the road I thought he had a dog or something in the box and I thought, “How cruel”,’ said the pedestrian who uploaded the picture.                     –Agencies