Reuters reports that electric carmaker Tesla Motors expects its China sales to double and...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 1, 2009
China’s leaders are planning to make the country a leading producer of electric and hybrid cars, the New York Times reports: The goal, which radiates from the very top of the Chinese government, suggests that Detroit’s Big...
by Morgan Figuers | Apr 20, 2008
From the New York Times: The Chinese government is putting pressure on automakers to improve energy efficiency, but consumers are increasingly interested in large sport utility vehicles and full-size luxury cars, auto executives...
by Michael Zhao | Jan 12, 2008
BYD’s car hits the stage at the Detroit auto show — but will it really be ready to roll this summer? Here is the story from BusinessWeek magazine: In recent years, China’s upstart carmakers have flocked to major auto expos with low-priced offerings aimed at global markets. This year’s Detroit auto show, which opens on […]
by Wu Nan | Dec 28, 2006
From the Washington Post: Except for its paint job, green to symbolize environmental friendliness, the bus looked ordinary enough as it bumped along a suburban Shanghai street late one recent morning. But it was strangely quiet. Only a distant hum accompanied the rattles and passengers’ conversations. The hum came from a hydrogen fuel cell providing […]
by Michael Zhao | Jul 23, 2006
From AP via the New York Times: It’s a dream that’s been pursued for years by governments, energy companies and automakers so far without success: Mass-producing affordable hydrogen-powered cars that spew just clean water from their tailpipes. So Shanghai’s Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies decided to start small. Really small. This month, it will begin sales […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 30, 2005
From AFX, via Forbes.com: General Motors Corp became the latest auto maker to commit publicly to the production of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles for the Chinese market, announcing plans to manufacture hybrids in China by 2008 with its Chinese partner SAIC Motor Corp, the Wall Street Journal reported. GM said it has set a goal of […]
by Wang Jun | Apr 22, 2005
From the Green Car Congress: At the Auto Shanghai 2005 show, DaimlerChrysler is emphasizing its entire range of approaches to sustainable mobility for Asia as a whole, and China in particular. Making their Asian debuts at the show are the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid (earlier post) and a cutaway model of the fuel-cell version of the […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”