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China To Hummer: You're Too Dirty

China and Hummer may not get along so well, after all. AaverageJoe/flickr hide caption

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Tengzhong, the Chinese road equipment company buy Hummer, may face some unexpected challenges in its bid to acquire Hummer from GM. The AP reports that China's planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, is likely to reject the deal partially because Hummers pollute too much and guzzle too much gas. China's state radio reported that the agency feels that Hummers conflict with Beijing's conservation goals.

You know the brand is in trouble when China -- the world's biggest carbon polluter -- doesn't want to touch it.