Section: General News - As China's economy grows, salaries rise, and more city residents feel the need to hit the road in what has become a symbol of individuality and freedom - a car.
China has a growing love affair with the car. This is clear at the Beijing Asian Games Village Automobile Exchange, where more and more people come to look and, increasingly, to buy.
Alice Wu is an editor at a Chinese Internet publication. She takes the subway to work, but she is certain she can cut her commute time if she drives herself.
Wu says it takes her three hours to get to work now. If she had a car, she says, the same trip would only take her two hours.