As debate over the Chinese economy rages, car purchases may be a magic bullet, but policymakers have to trade off the good of the economy against the good of the environment. Photo: Reuters

China ponders trade-off with congestion and pollution on car purchase incentives to boost economy

  • Environmental policy may have to play second fiddle to building home markets
  • Analysts say that ‘front-loading’ car sales may kick problems down the road
Topic |   China economy

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As debate over the Chinese economy rages, car purchases may be a magic bullet, but policymakers have to trade off the good of the economy against the good of the environment. Photo: Reuters
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