Cars back up at the Dujiakan tollgate in Beijing on Sunday at the start of a week-long break that includes the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day. Photo: Xinhua

On a toll-free investment road to nowhere in China

The mainland's new toll-free policy has not only created widespread traffic jams on the country's highways over the National Day break, but will also deter investment in highways, casting further uncertainty over Beijing's aggressive road-building plan to reignite the slowing economy.


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