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Three reasons behind China's crackdown on foreign firms

A Toyota Lexus luxury car is on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in April.

BEIJING -- It was no off-the-cuff response.

     It came during a regular press conference by the National Development and Reform Commission in Beijing on Aug. 6. The commission is in charge of formulating and implementing macroeconomic policy and other functions. The theme of the day's press conference was productivity improvement in service industries and adjustment of industrial structure. But halfway through, the subject abruptly changed.

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