“China Vehicle Sales Beat 20 Million as Smog Chokes Cities”

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-09/china-vehicle-sales-climb-past-20-million-as-smog-chokes-cities.html

China became the first country in which more than 20 million vehicles were sold in any given year ….

….. While China’s motorization has been a boon for foreign automakers — all the major ones saw record sales in the country in 2013 — pressure is building on the government to step in as pollution chokes residents and traffic congestion turns roads into parking lots. With air quality deteriorating so much that children and the elderly are regularly warned to stay indoors, Beijing is tightening its vehicle quotas and Tianjin is capping the number of licenses issued this year.

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