China drivers resent price rises in subsidised fuel

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By Emma Graham-Harrison BEIJING, March 31 (Reuters) - A 5-cent rise in gasoline prices was enough to end advertising worker Yue's attachment to his Volkswagen, even though car drivers in neighbouring nations eye China's cheap fuel with envy. "I'm going to change my Golf to a motorcycle as soon as I can, fuel costs are too high," the 25-year-old said after prices increased for the first time since last July. The 58 cents Beijing motorists now pay to put a litre of gas in their tanks is ...

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