China seeks to abandon foreign car brands for govt fleet

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BEIJING, Feb 27 (Reuters) - China intends to bypass foreign brands for its government car fleet and use only local manufacturers, the latest vehicle purchase list posted on a government website over the weekend shows. Government at all levels has spent lavishly on foreign cars, from Tata Motor's Land Rover, Volkswagen AG's Audi, BMW, Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz to Toyota Motor's Camry and Honda Motor's Accord. In 2010, expense on government vehicles came to around 80 billion yuan ($12.7 ...

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