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During a recent trip to China, The Loadstar noticed that more than half the TV adverts or billboards were promoting cars. And with the eyes of the auto trade firmly on China this week for the Beijing Motor Show, it’s a good time to examine the changing trends. Are the Chinese importing? How strong is the manufacturing and export sector? In this brief article, Auto Express explains what’s going on in the world’s largest car market.

If you want to know more about whether the Chinese will turn to their own brands, this is a more thorough look at (some questionable) practices designed to encourage domestic marques.