The Chinese government said Monday it would take a world leadership position in alternative vehicles with the establishment of a new technology center. China is the second-largest economy in the world and, for eight years running, the largest car market in the world. Beijing’s air pollution levels, meanwhile, have raised public health concerns. The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology called Monday for the establishment a new technology and innovation center for new energy vehicles. The official Xinhua News Agency said the goal of a new center should be stimulating the technology needed to keep up with demand. “Leading resources in the industry, and higher learning and research institutions are encouraged to participate in the building of the center,” the report read. […]