Car sales up for 1999 SHANGHAI — China reports a rise of 12.3% for 1999 car sales over the previous year, to 570,410 units. Total production grew 11.5% on year to 565,366 units, reports say. Luxury and mid-sized cars account for 9.3% of the total, at 54,927 units. Shanghai-Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd.'s Santana, the market leader, fell to 40.9% of total market share, from 47.9% the previous year. State bans new car projects BEIJING — China's State Machine-Building Industry Bureau, ...

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