Business / Auto Policy

China to extend electric car subsidies beyond 2015

[2014-02-11 22:25]

China, the world's second-largest energy user, will give more subsidies for electric cars than the previously announced and extend the incentive program beyond 2015 to help reduce air pollution.

China renews support for new-energy cars

[2014-02-10 09:29]

The Chinese government on Saturday announced measures to further promote the use of new-energy vehicles in an effort to save energy and cut emissions.

Shanghai to regulate taxi booking mobile apps

[2014-01-20 15:38]

The traffic authority in Shanghai is in talks with app developers to partner in a taxi booking service, Shanghai Morning Post reported on Monday.

Military required to purchase domestic brand cars

[2014-01-14 10:11]

China's armed forces have been told to choose domestic brand cars when procuring military vehicles, according to a circular published on Monday.

Cities put brakes on new car license plates

[2014-01-06 07:20]

Local authorities have vowed to clean the air, and vehicles, one of the primary sources of pollutant, will bear the brunt of any new actions.

Cities' car plate policies

[2014-01-06 07:20]

Six Chinese cities have employed the vehiclelate restriction systems. Here are the details of the local policies in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Shijiazhuang and Tianjin.

Tianjin to start car plate auction, lottery

[2013-12-31 15:46]

China's northern municipality of Tianjin will start a bidding and lottery system for car license plates on Jan 1, 2014, for restricting the increase of cars.

New Shanghai amendment address kids in cars

[2013-12-27 17:09]

As of March 1, it will be illegal to let a child under the age of 12 ride in the front passenger seat of a vehicle in Shanghai.

China to apply greener fuel standard

[2013-12-21 11:16]

China's Standardization Administration announced on Wednesday a stricter quality standard for petrol in an effort to bring down pollutant emissions from vehicles.

Tianjin to curb car ownership in anti-smog drive

[2013-12-16 16:01]

Tianjin will restrict traffic and issue new car license plates via bidding and lottery in a drive to fight traffic jam and air pollution.

China to stop duties on US auto imports

[2013-12-13 15:32]

China's Ministry of Commerce will stop anti-dumping and countervailing duties on sedans and sport utility vehicles with engines of 2.5 liters and above imported from the United States.

China to end anti-dumping duties on US car imports

[2013-12-13 11:39]

China said it will stop levying anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on certain types of cars imported from the US when the measures expire on Dec 15.

Shanghai to cap car-plate price

[2013-12-11 11:23]

The Shanghai municipal government will set a ceiling for first-round bids of car license plates in 2014 in a move to contain the surging prices.

Tianjin mulls limiting new car buying

[2013-12-10 11:17]

Tianjin's municipal government is considering measures to control the total number of local automotives to ease air pollution and traffic congestion.

Drive to speed up for new energy vehicles

[2013-11-27 07:27]

Four ministries are throwing their collective weight behind alternative-fuel vehicles, with a new round of subsidies set for more than two dozen cities and urban clusters by 2015.

China to remove 2m govt cars

[2013-11-26 22:02]

The majority of China's official vehicles are to be removed from use as part of government moves to reduce extravagance and promote austerity.

Lanzhou takes lead to curb car use

[2013-11-18 00:51]

Lanzhou has become the first Chinese city to introduce an odd-even license plate restriction to prevent severe air pollution in winter.

China cuts retail fuel prices again

[2013-11-14 19:36]

China's top economic planner announced a slash in the per-tonne retail prices of gasoline by 160 yuan ($26.09) and diesel by 155 yuan, starting from Friday.

China launches vehicle safety campaign

[2013-11-12 19:38]

Vehicle safety checks will be carried out as part of a "zero tolerance" campaign, China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) announced on Tuesday.

Beijing mulls implementing congestion tolls by 2015

[2013-11-11 08:10]

In a bid to ease traffic jams and cut air pollution, Beijing is likely to start charging congestion fees on motorists in the downtown area in 2015 at the earliest.