BEIJING — China's vehicle sales are on the rise, up 17.2% in the first six months to 990,300 units, the state-owned press reports. Production grew 14.8% to 1 million vehicles over the same period. The top five automakers during the first half were: First Automotive Works, Chang'an Automotive Corp., Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd., Dongfeng Motor Group Corp. and Harbin Hafei Motor Co. Ltd. Sales rose in part because more households took advantage of accessible loans and low ...

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