Classification: EDITORIAL
Sino-German auto industry mega signings usher in post-50:50 JV era [2018-07-16]

Two days, and a dozen deals signed (see Two days, 12 deals: China and Germany connect on autonomous driving, EVs and mobility services).

Why Suzuki is pulling out of China [2018-06-29]

The doors of China’s automobile manufacturing sector are wide open. But the path through it will be a two-way street.

The tariff cut and its short- and long-term impacts on the industry [2018-06-25]

The swift move by the Ministry of Finance on May 22 to cut import tariffs for automobiles and components (see China reduces import tariffs for autos to 15 percent, components tariffs cut to 6 percent), coming just 42 days after President Xi Jinping vowed at the Bo’

JV contract manufacturing: a new business model in the post-AIDP era [2018-06-22]

Magna’s tie-up with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. (BJEV) under BAIC Group on June 18 to create two joint ventures for complete vehicle manufacturing as well as engineering of premium smart EVs (see Magna forms two JVs with BJEV, to jointly engineer and produce premium smart EVs for customers in China) is a significant milestone in the development of the Chinese auto industry and evolution of Sino-foreign joint venturing.

New ballgame [2018-06-22]

It’s a whole new ballgame for Scania, and other imported European truck brands, for that matter, now that China has opened up its manufacturing sector more and foreign equity requirements on commercial vehicle manufacturing would be lifted in 2020.

From "PPT" car making to "PPPTC" car making: Chinese EV startups face growing pains [2018-06-15]

Are Chinese smart EV startups, the so-called new manufacturing forces, really serious about making cars? Will they succeed? These are the types of questions that I often get from my contacts in the industry as well as other fellow members of the press.

FCA plays catchup, GM speeds up in China electrification efforts [2018-06-12]

The electrification efforts in China for both Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors have been relatively conservative, with one several steps behind the other.

Road transport show reflects new development trends in the bus market [2018-06-06]

The 14th International Exhibition on Buses, Trucks & Components was like a mini Beijing Auto Show, except it was all about buses and related components (see Electric, fuel cell and autonomous: highlights from 2018 Beijing International Exhibition on Buses, Trucks & Components).

Electrification race heats up as new industry policy arrives [2018-05-31]

Bye bye Automotive Industry Development Policy (AIDP). Hello Administrative Regulations on Automotive Industry Investment (ARAII)!

What will foreign automakers do after NDRC announcement on ownership restrictions? Not much for now [2018-05-29]

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) moved swiftly in announcing a timeline for the phase out of restrictions on foreign ownership of vehicle manufacturing ventures on April 17, a week after Chinese President Xi Jinping said on April 10 at the Boao Forum for Asia 2018 Annual Conference that China would reduce limits on foreign investment in the auto industry.

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