For decades, China has been one of the most difficult places to sell a car, and one of the most lucrative.
Nearly 29 million vehicles were sold in China in 2017, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. That's 11 million more than what sold in the U.S. last year, according to Wards, an auto data tracking firm.
This week, Chinese officials announced they're planning to relax some rules specifically for electric cars.
Here are some of the barriers that makes selling a car in China problematic.
1. The 50/50 rule