China’s love affair with the car shuns green vehicles

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Finis les vélos, bientôt le règne de l’auto en Chine

Un enfant chinois regarde le trafic routier à Pékin © AFP PHOTO/TEH ENG KOON

Country overtakes the US to become world’s largest automobile market, as global sales pass the 1bn mark

Beijing used to be famous for the millions of bicycles thronging its streets. But it is the success of the motor car there and in other Chinese mega-cities that has now tipped the number of cars in the world over the 1bn mark.

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