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By Emily Miller
Obama is losing the debate on gun ownership, concealed-carry permits
Topic - John Zeng
China's leaders are finding it's a lot tougher to create a world-beating electric car industry than they hoped.
The toylike electric cars at the Shanghai Auto Show are a glimpse of the high-tech automotive future China's leaders are pursuing _ and a harbinger of possible disputes with its trading partners.
Upgrading to cleaner engines would cost about $3,200, adding about 8 percent to a typical sticker price of a vehicle, Mr. Zeng said.
"It is not a problem of technology. It's more about consumer affordability. Increasing the emissions standard greatly increases the cost," said John Zeng, Asia-Pacific director for LMC Automotive Ltd., a research firm. "Most buyers are small business owners, and they are very price-sensitive."