• Guidelines and principles for fair competition, opening to the outside world, and fostering independent development capability while seeking international cooperation will be developed.

  • A unified national policy to expand the domestic automobile market will be created.

  • National standards will be developed for car purchase and use by eliminating excessive fees; simplifying the procedure for car purchase, registration, and use; and increasing the availability of car purchase loans.

  • For nationwide fuel economy and promotion of economical cars, a comprehensive fuel tax system will be implemented.

  • The official used vehicle supply system will be reformed.

  • Economic and technical cooperation with international partners will be encouraged.

  • Fuel quality will be improved.

  • Local governments will be responsible for roads, parking, and other infrastructure. They also will have authority to improve traffic management and road capacity.

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