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China could be the undisputed "Green" leader

As the most populous and potentially powerful nation on earth, I believe China is standing at the crossroads of either taking a giant step towards a Green future or a crashing thud into dying brown past. The choice is very clear and has everything to do with the government actively endorsing (and perhaps even subsidizing) electric, solar and hydro power rather than gasoline and diesel powered designs. Rather than trying to play catch up (with Japan, US and European internal combustion technology) and wasting billions of investment capitol on being the last one on the wagon- China could be the global leader in the emerging "Green" technology designs.
Just as JVC, Panasonic, etc... decided to gang up on Pioneer's laser disc (and thereby delayed Cds and DVDs for a decade) and force continued production of the inferior VHS format- the most powerful auto manufacturers and oil companies are likewise subverting excellent and viable electric car designs (all over the world) today. Until Henry Ford stopped them, electric cars outsold gasoline models 100 years ago. Today, the electric car (even without expensive lithium batteries) can be built to have an effective range of at least 100 miles; this takes care of 70+% of the world's daily driving needs and the production costs are equal to or lower than gasoline vehicles.The question is very simply stated as whether China wants to be the last one into a dying market (like the VHS tapes) or amongst the first into a superior product (like the DVD)?
 
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