The China Automobile Dealers Association has accused the Wuhan city government of hindering market competition and disobeying Beijing’s target to build a national unified market by offering heavy cash incentives to consumers who purchase locally manufactured automobiles. The industry group has expressed its concerns to government agencies about the impact of Wuhan’s recent practice, as national consumers outside the central Chinese city wait for car prices to come down further amid a price war in the sector. According to figures compiled by the association, the country’s passenger car sales declined 17% to around 414,000 units during March 1-12 from the same period a year ago. On March 6, Wuhan-based automaker Dongfeng Motor cut the prices of some models by as much as RMB 90,000 ($13,042), fueling a nationwide price war. [Caixin, in Chinese]