HONG KONG -- Just as growing numbers of newly affluent Chinese are planning to buy the status symbol they seek most, along comes a spoilsport government with a plan to limit the number of cars on the roads. Beijing today, Shanghai and other cities tomorrow?
The central government is enforcing a test run this week of a plan to take more than 1 million cars off Beijing's roads. The object is to see how effective it will be in cleaning the capital's filthy air for China's "green" Olympics in August next year. ...
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