BEIJING – The Chinese government’s plans to extend license-plate purchase restrictions from major to smaller cities may have fallen at the first hurdle amid an irate public and angry domestic auto makers, which fear the measures may hurt sales. Speaking at an industry forum in Beijing this month, Shi Jianhua, deputy secretary-general of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, says the plans to extend restrictions to Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Qingdao, ...

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