FEATURE-Russian Lada gets Chinese rival on Cuban roads

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By Esteban Israel HAVANA, Sept 29 (Reuters) - After three decades as the favored car of Cuban nomenklatura, the austere, Russian-built Lada has spotted a Chinese rival in its rear-view mirror. Ministers, communist officials and police are switching their Ladas, with its stiff manual steering, for the smooth hydraulics of the Chinese-made Geely CK, a modern sedan that symbolizes the island's new alliance with Beijing. China, now Cuba's second-largest trading partner behind only ...

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