GUANGZHOU — With last year's “Year of the Tiger” a bust for automakers, authorities in this prosperous southeast capital city are calling for the “Year of the Rabbit” to pick up the pace. Their estimate is that more than 4% of families in Guangdong province plan to buy cars in 1999. A recent city survey found that 7.7% of high-income families intend to buy their own cars, with a potential for 4.24% of middle-income households and 3.75% of lower-middle income families to do the same. ...

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