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Chinese Automakers Look To Detroit

Bill Vlasic of The New York Times reports that dozens of Chinese companies have quietly dropped anchor in Detroit as they seek a foothold in America’s recovering auto industry: Chinese-owned companies are investing in...

China Tightens Fuel Economy Standards

Amid heightened environmental concerns and slowing car sales, China has introduced the latest in a series of incrementally stricter fuel economy regulations. But smaller domestic car manufacturers are likely to struggle to keep...

China Car Makers Cut Corners to Success

As the presence of cars in China grows, foreign automakers have tried to tap into the market’s increasing demand. Despite the recent slump in auto sales as consumers wait for discounts, Chinese automakers are cutting corners to...

Auto Sales at a Crawl, GM Surges Forward

More car makers are gearing their designs towards China’s auto market, and General Motors is no exception. Despite the slowdown in China’s auto industry, GM has profited with record auto sales in May. AFP reports: GM’s...

China Driving Automaker’s Designs

As China is driving the demand for supersizing luxury cars, more and more automakers are using Chinese tastes to drive their designs. In 2009, China emerged as the world’s largest car market due to the rising number of nouveau...

Rich in China Get Richer Only Faster

The Guardian goes luxury car shopping with Zheng Huizhong, son of a Henan farmer who has become a successful businessman: “Turning heads with a luxury car is not as easy as it used to be. They are common now. Many people...

China to Have 200 Million Vehicles by 2020

China’s recent marathon traffic jams may be a sign of things to come. From AFP: The number of vehicles on China’s roads will more than double to at least 200 million by 2020, a top official was quoted Monday as...

Walkout Closes Another Toyota Supplier in China

From the New York Times: Workers at an auto parts factory in Tianjin, China, run by a Chinese subsidiary of Toyoda Gosei, which is 42 percent owned by Toyota Motor, went on strike Thursday and have not returned to their jobs, a...

Honda Strike Becomes a Rallying Point in China

The New York Times has more on the strike at the Honda auto parts factory and its impact for workers in China: A strike at an auto-parts factory owned by Honda in southern China has unexpectedly become a cause célèbre in the...

For Volvo, a New Life Under Chinese

A new deal has been announced by Ford to sell Volvo to the Chinese car manufacturer Geely. From the Wall Street Journal: China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. agreed to buy Volvo cars from Ford Motor Co. on Sunday for...

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