NPC delegates called for a quick structural readjustment of China's manufacturing industry. They said that in the past duplication of low-technology investments had resulted in uncompetitive factories flooding the market with products of low quality. The most apparent example was the country's car industry, with 22 out of 30 provinces and municipalities designating the motor industry as a key area of growth and continuing to pour in huge amounts of money. China has more than 160 car factories but most are small. On average, each plant produces only 8,000 cars a year. The First Automobile Group, China's largest car maker, makes only 200,000 a year. In contrast, the three major US car makers together produce 9.8 million cars a year. 'In China it is impossible to build 22 Detroits,' said NPC delegate Geng Zhaojie, chairman of First Automobile. 'It is time to make a determined move to solve the problem of investment duplication which has plagued China's healthy economic development for a long time,' he said. Delegates said that 'blind' investment and overcapacity also occurred in other industries. Only 35 per cent of large state-owned factories used their capacity reasonably. Another delegate, Xu Penghang, Vice-Minister of the State Economic and Trade Commission, said China had become a buyer's market for manufacturing products and it was time to improve the quality of products rather than expanding production. Many delegates suggested that manufacturing industry could be improved by financial and technological means.