China ponders exhaust-linked car tax to clear smog

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BEIJING, June 27 (Reuters) - China is considering linking a vehicle tax to engine emissions levels, and levying the charge directly on car owners, in a bid to clean up its smog-plagued cities, the China Daily reported on Monday. Under the new regime, the tax burden on cars with an engine capacity over 3.0 litres could be as high as 15 to 20 percent, the paper quoted Feng Fei, director of the industry department at the State Council's Development and Research Centre, as saying. At ...

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