China revives Red Flag limo in display of ambition

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In this photo taken Thursday, April 25, 2013, a driver cleans the front of a Hong Qi limousine waiting to fetch French President Francois Hollande, unseen, from the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing. China is reviving the illustrious Red Flag marque, better known at home by its Chinese name, Hong Qi, courtesy of a government-backed program to promote domestic brands that dovetails neatly with efforts to step-up China’s diplomatic profile, partly through a greater emphasis on the pomp and circumstance accompanying state visits. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)