Private cars now account for 82.8 percent of all vehicles in China, with Beijing having the most of any city at 5 million, Shanghai Daily reported Monday. Shanghai and six other cities — Tianjin, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Suzhou and Hangzhou — have more than 2 million each, the report said, citing the Ministry of Public Security’s traffic management department. Private car population overall in the country has jumped 13 times in ten years, adding to concerns over road safety and air pollution, the paper said. There are now 85.07 million private cars in the country, compared to 6 million in 2003, it said.
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