Planet Gore

China. Is. Still. Awesome.

Why the GM–Hummer/China deal fell through. From the FT (reg. req.):

One stumbling block is believed to have been a push by China authorities to get consumers to buy smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles for its domestic market, rather than petrol-hungry Hummers, in spite of Sichuan Tengzhong saying it could produce a lighter version of a model originally based on the concept a [sic] US military vehicle, the Humvee.

But at least Tom Friedman is happy.

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