BEIJING — Chinese mini-bus production has slowed due to problems meeting Beijing's new municipal exhaust emission standards. Such vehicles, with their low cost and relative large capacity, once were considered a transitional vehicle for Chinese who could not afford more expensive ones. But a published report here says the municipal government plans to drive the ubiquitous mini-bus taxis completely off the road by 2000 in order to control air pollution. Some 30,000 of the vehicles will ...

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