Pollution Prompts China to Further Limit Car Sales

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China is increasing the number of cities with restrictions on car sales like those already in place in Shanghai and Beijing.

China is increasing the number of cities with restrictions on car sales like those already in place in Shanghai and Beijing.

According to an announcement from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, eight more cities will be added to the four major cities that already have restrictions.

The country of China now has the largest market for automotives in the world, but the development of driving more cars has some down sides.

Traffic jams and air pollution caused by vehicles have become huge problems in Chinese cities.

The regulations have just slowed down the growing number of cars on the streets, rather than making it so there are fewer cars.

The restrictions are projected to decrease vehicle sales by 2 percent domestically, which amounts to about 400 thousand vehicles.

Vehicle manufacturing in China has exceeded forecasts, so trying to slow down the boom could have other economic effects.

While vehicle sales are limited in some of the larger cities, there are 200 cities in China with over a million people living in each of them, and these emerging markets might potentially compensate for the lower sales elsewhere.

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