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ID38
NameImport and use of automotive vehicles in China
TitleThe import and use of automotive vehicles in China (Compiled from data submitted by the various consular officers stationed throughout China)
Year1929
AuthorHuston, J.C., American Consul, Shanghai
CollectionNARA, General records of the Department of State (RG59)
Sub collectionConsular Trade Reports
Reference NumberBox 530
Repository typeArchive
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Table of Contents (98p.)

Possibilities of future development of automotive transportation in China......p.2-3

Road mileage in China as of January 1, 1929.......p.2-3

Possibilities for the introduction of light trailer trains....5-7

Regstration of automotive Vehicles in the various consular districts...7-8

The use of tractors in China.....8-10

The use of tractors and road building machinery..............10-11

THE AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN THE SHANGHAI CONSULAR DISTRICT 

  • Shanghai as an import center for motor cars.............11-12
  • Automotive vechicles imported into Shanghai............12-14
  • Shanghai roads and streets............14-15
  • The annual import of motor cars into Shanghai............15-17
  • Garages and hires cars.........17-20
  • Licence feesRates of exchange......20-22
  • Licenses for motor car drivers.............22
  • Chauffeurs Union..................22-24
  • Motor transportation bus companies operating in Shanghai and the Shanghai Consular district.....................................................24-26 
  • Motor truck haulage in Shanghai.................26-29
  • Autmotive Dealers' Association...........29-30
  • The Automobile Club of China...........30
  • Market for storage batteries and electric vehicles............30-32
  • Automotive tire situation........................32 
  • Dealers buying and selling terms...........32-33
  • Instalment Plan Trading in China.......................33-34
  •  Motor car distributors.........................................34
  • Foreign sales competition..............................34-35
  • Tariff on automotive vehicles.........................35-36
  • Motorcycles and bicycles..............................36-39

THE AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN THE TIENTSIN CONSULAR DISTRICT 

  • The automotive situation in the Tientsin Consular district......39-42
  • Imports of passenger cars into Tientsin for 1927 and 1928...43
  • Imports of motor trucks and trailers into Tientsin......43-44
  • Concealed automotive imports into Tientsin.......44
  • Motor car accessory imports.............45
  • Tientsin sales territory...............45-46

AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN HONGKONG

  • The automotive situation in the Hongkong Consular district...48-50
  • Local prices...........50-51

AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN THE MUKDEN CONSULAR DISTRICT 

  • The automotive situation in the Mukden Consular district...51-53
  • Sales of motor cars...........53

AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN THE CANTON CONSULAR DISTRICT 

  • The automotive situation in the Canton Consular district...53-56
  • Canton prices of American cars...........56-58

AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN THE HANKOW CONSULAR DISTRICT

  • The automotive situation in the Hankow Consular district...58-59
  • Number of automotive vehicles in the Hankow, Chungking and Changcha consular districts...60-62
  • Licence fees.....................62

AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN NANKING CONSULAR DISTRICT

  • The automotive situation in the Nanking Consular district...62-65
  • General road situation in the Nanking Consular district...65-66 

AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN TSINGTAO DISTRICT...........66-67 

THE AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN DAIREN...............67-69

AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN TSINAN CONSULAR DISTRICT....69-70

THE AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN THE AMOY CONSULAR DISTRICT......71 

THE AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN THE CHEFOO CONSULAR DISTRICT.....71-72

AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN THE FOOCHOW CONSULAR DISTRICT.....72-73 

THE AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN THE SWATOW CONSULAR DISTRICT......73

THE AUTOMOTIVE SITUATION IN THE YUNNAN CONSULAR DISTRICT......73-74

Advertising in China............74-75

Important Daily and Weekly Newspapers.........75-77

Poster and painted boards..............77-79

Freight facilities...................79-80

Comment

Voluntary report

Date of preparation: April 1, 1929

Date of mailing: August 18, 1929 

Keywordsautomobile ; import ; use ; licence ; bicycle ; traffic ; association ; dealer ; garage ; hire ; distribution ; competition ; road ;
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