Report: Japan Car Giants To Slash China Production

Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported Monday that carmakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda will cut production in China by about half, a sign of the economic fallout from the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Japan and China, though...

CDT Money: Positive Breeze Amid Diplomatic Firestorm

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s arrival in Beijing for a fourth round of Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) with several high-ranking members of the Chinese leadership took...

Toyota to Reopen China Plant as Denso Workers Return

From Bloomberg: Toyota plans to reopen its plant in Guangzhou, which has been closed since June 22, Hideto Yukawa, a Tokyo-based spokesman for the automaker, said today. Denso Corp., Japan’s biggest auto parts maker, said...

Production at Toyota Plant in China Halted Through Weekend

While their labor disputes are reportedly “almost resolved,” assembly lines at a Toyota Motor Corp. factory in southern China will remain idle till at least Monday. From the Wall Street Journal: Toyota Motor Corp....

Strike Forces Toyota to Halt Production at Chinese Factory

From the New York Times: Toyota Motor was forced to halt production at a car factory in China on Tuesday for the second time this month after workers at a supplier staged a walkout, the latest in a string of strikes that has hit...

Supplier Strike Halts Toyota Plant in China

A Tianjin Toyota plant has been idled after a strike at one of its supplier factories. From the Wall Street Journal: Toyota Motor Corp. suspended production at an assembly plant in China on Friday because of a strike at a...

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...

Toyota is Latest Car Maker Hit by Strike in China (Updated)

From the Associated Press: Toyota Motor Corp., the latest automaker to be hit by a strike at a China parts supplier, said Thursday its car assembly operations were not affected by the short-lived dispute. The strike comes amid...

Toyota Chief Apologises in China

The head of Toyota made a public apology for the recalls of his company’s vehicles to Chinese customers in Beijing today. From Al Jazeera: Akio Toyoda bowed in apology before hundreds of journalists who gathered at a hotel...

Toyota heads down new road in China with Camry – Edwina Gibbs and Alison Leung

From Reuters (link) Toyota’s first Chinese-built Camry sedan rolled off assembly lines on Tuesday, a U.S. success story that the company hopes will spearhead a drive into an affluent middle-class market. The Camry also marks a milestone in China in terms of volume growth for Toyota, putting the relative latecomer on an even footing with […]

Toyota to sell China cheapies – Dominic O’Connel

From Times Online (link) Toyota is planning to extend its dominance of the world car market with a range of low-cost vehicles aimed at emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil. Tokuichi Uranishi, the head of Toyota’s operations outside Japan, told The Sunday Times that the company had initiated a “serious project” on low-cost […]



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