Department of absolutely terrifying facts
This year a projected 16-17 million automobiles were sold in China. That exceeds the largest annual number ever sold in the United States (which occured in 2007). Projected annual automobile sales in China are expected to be as high as 40 million by 2020.
So this is couched in a story saying that it is "hard work" for China to reduce it's horrifically inefficient energy usage. What is completely missing is that all they need to stem that increase is to not accomodate it!!! How many nine-day traffic jams would you be willing to sit through before you decided maybe a car wasn't your best option?
In some ways (actually, many ways) our energy problems - which are supposedly a function of "people doing what they want" in a "free-market" capitalist society - are actually caused by government decisions to subsidize automobiles by building (and expanding) roads, bridges, etc. .
If it was really a "free market", those costs would be included in the price of gas, or the price of your car.