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April 21, 2014
Automakers in China eager to sell - and resell
Beijing (AFP) April 21, 2014
China's car market is just gearing up as the world's largest, yet automakers are already eyeing the next big thing - the market for reselling them. Their eagerness to attract buyers in the world's largest car market is on full display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, which opened to the public on Monday with more than 1,000 vehicles on show. Motor enthusiasts crowded around the displays with their spouses and children in a festive atmosphere to seek inspiration from the new ... read more

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