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By Kelly Sims Gallagher

Chinese creation of cars rose from 42,000 automobiles consistent with 12 months in 1990 to 2.3 million in 2004; the variety of passenger automobiles at the street doubled each and a part years in the course of the Nineties and maintains to develop. In China Shifts Gears, Kelly Sims Gallagher identifies an unparalleled chance for China to "shift gears" and stay away from the standard difficulties linked to the auto industry--including city pollution because of tailpipe emissions, greenhouse gasoline emissions, and excessive dependence on oil imports--while spurring financial improvement. this variation will in simple terms happen if the chinese language executive performs a management position in construction household technological skill and pushing international automakers to move cleanser and extra energy-efficient applied sciences to China. If each new motor vehicle bought 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 may proceed to flourish and give a contribution to China's regular financial improvement. yet up to now, Gallagher unearths, the chance to shift gears has been missed.Gallagher appears intimately at 3 U.S.-Chinese joint ventures: Beijing Jeep, Shanghai GM, and Chang'An Ford. those case stories are in keeping with unique learn, together with interviews with ninety executive 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 car and the coverage implications of "leapfrogging" to extra complex technology.

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