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By Kelly Sims Gallagher

Chinese creation of cars rose from 42,000 automobiles in keeping with 12 months in 1990 to 2.3 million in 2004; the variety of passenger automobiles at the highway doubled each and a part years during the Nineteen Nineties and keeps to develop. In China Shifts Gears, Kelly Sims Gallagher identifies an unheard of chance for China to "shift gears" and keep away from the standard difficulties linked to the car industry--including city pollution attributable to tailpipe emissions, greenhouse fuel emissions, and excessive dependence on oil imports--while spurring fiscal improvement. this variation will simply occur if the chinese language govt performs a management position in construction household technological skill and pushing overseas automakers to move purifier and extra energy-efficient applied sciences to China. If each new automobile offered in China had the cleanest and so much energy-efficient of the automobile applied sciences already to be had, city pollution may be minimized, emissions of climate-altering greenhouse gases will be below projected, and the chinese language vehicle might proceed to flourish and give a contribution to China's regular fiscal improvement. yet to this point, Gallagher reveals, the chance to shift gears has been missed.Gallagher seems to be intimately at 3 U.S.-Chinese joint ventures: Beijing Jeep, Shanghai GM, and Chang'An Ford. those case reviews are in keeping with unique examine, together with interviews with ninety govt officers, representatives, and specialists in either international locations. Drawing from the case experiences, Gallagher explores the bigger problems with the environmental and financial results of know-how move within the vehicle and the coverage implications of "leapfrogging" to extra complicated technology.

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