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AddIt's Friday: new rickshaw brings pedal-power to the MINI

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4Gold medal idea: China raises tax on large cars, cuts tax on small cars

With the world intently watches the Olympic Games currently taking place in Beijing, China, the country's policy-makers are concerned with the quality of the city's air. As has been widely reported, Beijing took drastic measures to ensure that its air quality was safe for the world's best athletes, including cutting its traffic in half through unique licensing measures. But, what is to happen after the games are through? Will the city revert back to its previous emissions-spewing ways? That's th

19MINI Clubman Rickshaws running around Beijing

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AddChina may ban almost all cars during Olympics

It seems that Beijing's various measures designed to lower its overall air pollution in preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games is working, though additional and more drastic measures may be required. You may recall that the city began limiting traffic on July 20, a move which has helped lower the air's nitride count some 48-percent and drop its particulate matter rating from [the seemingly arbitrary number of] 90 to 44. Still, so-called "sauna weather," where high-humidity and low-wind condi

1Beijing begins limiting traffic this week

In preparation for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games scheduled to begin on August 8, the city of Beijing in China has now begun limiting traffic through its busy streets. Due to the heavy smog and polluted air in Beijing, cars will be allowed to drive only on alternating days based on the license plate of the vehicle. This means that only half of the 3.3 million vehicles currently registered in the city will be allowed to drive each day, theoretically cutting emissions in half.

34Maximum Bob talks about Invicta and how not to rebadge cars

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3Autoblog Chinese wraps up 2008 Beijing Motor Show

We're proud as peacocks of our blogging brothers at Autoblog Chinese who, in blogging parlance, tore the 2008 Beijing Motor Show a new one. We showed you just a sampling of the dozens of cars they covered at the show, as the team from China truly left no rotating turntable unturned. If you want even more Auto China 2008 coverage, just click on one of four wrap-up pages below and don't stop until you've seen every clone, concept and production car that was unveiled in Beijing last week. You may n

1The Detroit News coughs in Beijing's air quality

The city of Beijing has been generating the kinds of headlines that cities usually want no part of. Ahead of the Olympic games, many athletes have been publicly deriding the city's air quality, and rightly so. According to the World Health Organization, the current air pollution in Beijing is at least two to three times higher than levels deemed safe. City officials have been doing what they can with the limited resources and time that is available to them, but Detroit News writer John McCormick

26Beijing 2008: Hyundai debuts facelifted Elantra

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36Beijing 2008: From Jeep clones to this? Beijing 700R concept

It turns out that the Geely GT didn't corner the market on coupe concepts at Auto China 2008. Beijing Automotive -- whose Wrangler-style B40 you saw earlier -- is also on the case with its 700R coupe concept, a clean and attractive design with some interesting details. An accent line angles upward, merging with muscular rear haunches, giving the car a nice, aggressive presence. In front, knifelike headlamps; stylized, outboard air intakes; and a teensy main grille slit come together to give the

37Beijing 2008: Land Wrangler? It's the Beijing B40!

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23Beijing 2008: Brilliance BS4 wagon is good looking... no BS!

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18Beijing 2008: Volkswagen Lavida meets its home audience

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9Geely TX4 LTC show car turns London taxi into hot rod. Sort of.

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11Beijing 2008: Geely CE concept makes its debut

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56Beijing 208: Geely Tiger GT concept steals the show

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40Beijing 2008: HongQi SUV concept doesn't look like a photochopped MKT

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29Beijing 2008: Guangzhou Honda's Linian concept shows where new brand is headed

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