China already limits how many cars can be purchased in certain cities, and is considering expanding the restrictions to other cities as well. China is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, and is hoping to cut down on air pollution and traffic congestion by only allowing citizens to purchase vehicles through a lotterly system and by releasing a limited number of license plates.

China is the biggest car market in the world and opponents of limiting car purchases say cutting back on how many cars are sold could severely impact the economy.

Here’s more on what’s turning out to be a very sensitive topic in China.

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