BEIJING — Don't look now but China's much-awaited “family car” already is here, unheralded, unannounced and unofficial. It's called an “agricultural vehicle” (AV). Outside the sprawling cities, in the countryside where 70% of China's 1.3 billion people still live, a visitor finds increased prosperity resulting from the market reforms introduced in 1978. Not only is this stable environment yielding new farm houses, it is spawning 3- and 4-wheel AVs that do what has to be done down on ...
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