electric cars

Sino-U.S. Tech Rivalry Continues Despite Trade Deal

U.S. measures against China’s burgeoning tech sector are set to continue despite an anticipated truce in the two countries’ ongoing trade war, The Wall Street Journal’s Bob Davis and Katy Stech Ferek reported...

China Daily Counts Rare Earths’ Environmental Cost

As the US, EU and Japan pursue a WTO case against China for allegedly abusing its near monopoly over rare earth supplies, China Daily argues that tightening control is a necessary environmental protection measure, not an...

China Carmakers Told to Seek Fuel Efficiency, Not Sales

After nurturing rapid expansion of its automotive industry for years, China appears ready to make a U-turn, shifting its emphasis from quantity to quality. From The New York Times: Lu Shize, director of air pollution control at...

French Finance Minister: No China Angle to Renault Case

The minister, Christine Lagarde, denies suggestions of Chinese involvement in the alleged industrial espionage described by her Industry counterpart as “economic warfare”. Three men were fired from car manufacturer...

China to Invest Billions in Electric and Hybrid Cars

From the New York Times: The Chinese government, determined to become a world leader in green technology, says it plans to invest billions of dollars over the next few years to develop electric and hybrid vehicles. The...

Warren Buffett Takes Charge

Fortune Magazine has a lengthy article about Chinese electric car maker BYD and the decision by Warren Buffett to violate his own rules of investing and buy a 10% stake in it: Last fall Berkshire Hathaway bought 10% of BYD for...

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