Toxic Smog in Beijing Seen Fueling GM to VW Sales in China

Toxic Smog in Beijing Seen Fueling GM to VW Sales in China

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A woman wearing a mask walks past the CCTV Building during severe pollution in Beijing on Jan. 23, 2013. The Chinese government contributed to the worsening air quality by encouraging auto sales to boost consumption in the global financial crisis.