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[–] terixs 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Does anyone in china even drive US cars aside from politicians and mafia or something? I figured everyone was scooting around in chinatown knockoffs

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[–] QuitWaistingOurMoney 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

No they do want US cars as well as many other US goods, even the common people. Not only are they seen as better quality it's a sign of wealth. The reason for the 25% tariff was them trying to protect their native car industry because so many people want American (or other foreign) cars. These tariffs only served to embolden the image that a person owning a foreign car was wealthy enough they could afford one, achieving the opposite of the goal.

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[–] Dfens [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

American cars cost 125% more in China than they do here, and that's before shipping costs and doesn't account for their currency manipulation. So, hmm, I wonder what that does to the demand for American cars?

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[–] B3bomber 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Makes it higher. US branded anything is the Chinese equivalent of iPhone status symbol.

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[–] Sandmich 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There's many American badged cars over there, though hardly any of them are actually built in America.

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[–] Mr_Wolf 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've spent some time in China and don't recall ever seeing any U.S. cars. You'd see junk cars in expensive neighborhoods and high end cars in neighborhoods you wouldn't expect. Would have noticed an American car, if there are any they are few and far between.