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Description - China Shifts Gears by Kelly Sims Gallagher

Chinese production of automobiles rose from 42,000 cars per year in 1990 to 2.3 million in 2004; the number of passenger vehicles on the road doubled every two and a half years through the 1990s and continues to grow. In China Shifts Gears, Kelly Sims Gallagher identifies an unprecedented opportunity for China to "shift gears" and avoid the usual problems associated with the automobile industry -- including urban air pollution caused by tailpipe emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, and high dependence on oil imports -- while spurring economic development. This transformation will only take place if the Chinese government plays a leadership role in building domestic technological capacity and pushing foreign automakers to transfer cleaner and more energy-efficient technologies to China. If every new car sold in China had the cleanest and most energy-efficient of the automotive technologies already available, urban air pollution could be minimized, emissions of climate-altering greenhouse gases would be lower than projected, and the Chinese auto industry would continue to flourish and contribute to China's steady economic development. But so far, Gallagher finds, the opportunity to shift gears has been missed.Gallagher looks in detail at three U.S.-Chinese joint ventures: Beijing Jeep, Shanghai GM, and Chang'An Ford. These case studies are based on original research, including interviews with 90 government officials, industry representatives, and experts in both countries. Drawing from the case studies, Gallagher explores the larger issues of the environmental and economic effects of technology transfer in the automobile industry and the policy implications of "leapfrogging" to more advanced technology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262572323
ISBN-10: 026257232X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 19-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kelly Sims Gallagher

Robert J. Boyle, M.D., is a specialist registrar in pediatrics at Hillingdon Hospital in London, and has research interests inperinatal ethics and paediatrics. Publications include Boyle R.J.,and J. Savulescu. 2001. "Ethics of using preimplantation genetic diagnosisto select a stem cell donor for an existing person." BMJ323:1240--3.

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