Classification: EDITORIAL
He said, she said [2019-03-22]

Volkswagen Group CEO Dr. Herbert Diess’ comments last week during the German automaker’s annual media conference that the company was thinking about reorganizing its interests in China (e.g. adjusting equity share in its vehicle joint ventures there) as part of a broader strategy rethink (see Diess, e-mobility, Volkswagen, China and shareholding) under a new regulatory environment created quite a stir back in China this past week.

Why Volkswagen is betting on China [2019-03-18]

I was in Wolfsburg earlier this week to attend the annual media conferences for the Volkswagen Group as well as its namesake brand (see SPOTLIGHT: China, software, electromobility, shareholding and the future of Volkswagen).

Government work report and the auto industry [2019-03-08]

There always seem to be a silver lining. As automakers anticipates a drastic drop in new energy vehicle subsidies for 2019 and the transition from China 5 to China 6 emissions standards which may further affect product availability on the market and hinder sales, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has provided a nice “

Jetta's legacy on the line after model to brand transformation [2019-03-01]

As if the global auto industry and Volkswagen Group didn’t already have enough brands on the market, the arrival of JETTA for the German automaker and its joint venture FAW-Volkswagen is yet another bold move by the leading foreign automaker in China to tackle the local market in unconventional ways (see From model to brand: JETTA is Volkswagen’

In China, for the world and being Chinese [2019-03-18]

It used to be “In China, for China.” Then it was “In China, for China and the world.

Auspicious or ominous start to the Year of the Pig? [2019-02-18]

It’s a case of glass half empty or half full. A look at the January sales numbers announced by Chinese and foreign automakers reveals a mix of up and downs, but almost all of them are trying to paint a picture half full.

"Electrifying" the Year of the Pig [2019-02-01]

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year of the Pig! Remember when I said in my “Happy New Year!” message last month that “

China factor in Las Vegas [2019-02-15]

In early January , I made my fourth consecutive trip to Las Vegas for CES, the annual event that not only kicks off the New Year for the consumer electronics industry, but more evidently, the auto industry.

Auto sales trajectory in 2019 to hinge on "wild card" move by NDRC, other factors [2019-02-15]

China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) released the final output and sales data for the industry in mid-January.

Happy New Year! [2019-01-14]

It’s time to make some predictions on the market in 2019 and beyond. Wang Xing, founder and CEO of Meituan, China’

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