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December 28, 2008

Have you driven a Wingle lately?

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No?

How about a Cool Bear or a King Kong or a Geely?

Those are just a few of the most popular car models in today's China, set to overtake the U.S. within the next few years as the world's number one car market.

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As such, automobile designs and preferences will become Sino-centric, with the rest of the world — including the U.S. — learning to smile and say, "more, please."

Above and below, made-in-China models shown recently at auto shows there.

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A Financial Times video narrated by John Reed has the back story.

A feature story by Patti Waldmeir and Reed about the swelling demand for driving lessons in China — even among those who have no plans to ever own a car — appears in this weekend's Financial Times.

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The only drawback is the voice controls are in Mandarin. Start practicing...

Posted by: Robitj | Dec 30, 2008 9:34:23 AM

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