China’s biggest carmaker will pour $3B into electric vehicle production

HONG KONG — China’s largest automaker, SAIC Motor, has unveiled a multibillion-dollar investment plan in green car production and pledged to build hundreds of thousands of charging points, signaling the country’s latest efforts to take the lead in the global race for electric car development. China, already the largest auto …

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China Hurries Back to Bicycle-friendly Cities to Curb Gridlocks and Pollution

SHANGHAI — After decades of getting its millions of citizens off their bicycles and into modern transportation, China is now struggling to make a big policy U-turn. Last month, southern China’s Zhongshan city for the first time filled its streets with 4,000 public bicycles, which citizens can ride free of …

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China’s New Urban Plan — Buy a Car, But Don’t Use It

SHANGHAI — One aspect of this country’s high-speed economic growth is that Chinese are getting richer and prefer to have their own cars. After decades of streets crowded with bicyclists pedaling their way to work, suddenly China has blossomed into the world’s largest auto market. But that isn’t something worth …

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