Chinese Premier Li Peng has given up two luxury Mercedes limousines for a more politically acceptable Audi, assembled in China.
In an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro published Wednesday, Li cited new moves to eradicate inequality and said he no longer uses his official Mercedes-Benz 280 sedan or the top-of-the-line Mercedes 560, which he had received as a gift.
"I now use an Audi 100," Li said. "Why an Audi? Because it comes off a Chinese assembly line."