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Executives weigh in on whether the natural gas heavy-duty truck market will remain hot [2017-06-27]

China’s natural gas heavy-duty truck market has heated up again in 2017, with production in the first four months of the year reaching 21,767 units, surging 571 percent on a yearly basis.

China V emissions standards for heavy-duty diesel vehicles to go into effect July 1 [2017-06-27]

BEIJING – China’s stage five emissions standards for heavy-duty diesel vehicles will go into effect on July 1, which means that all heavy-duty diesel vehicles manufactured, imported, sold and registered in China on and after this date must meet the China V emissions standards.

As the global supplier industry comes together, China has important role to play [2017-06-23]

This week, I am in Hannover, Germany and Vienna, Austria attending Continental’s biennial Media TechShow and ZF’

Geely signs final contract with Malaysia's DRB-HICOM for the acquisition of Proton and Lotus [2017-06-23]

KUALA LUMPUR – Geely Holding Group and Malaysia’s DRB-HICOM Berhad signed a final contract on June 23 here for the acquisition of 49.

Faster consumer acceptance and regulatory decision making give China competitive edge, says Continental CEO Degenhart [2017-06-23]

HANNOVER, Germany – China has a competitive edge on the commercialization of autonomous driving and roll out of mobility services because Chinese consumers have the tendency to accept and adopt new technologies faster and regulators can make decisions quicker than in developed countries, according to Dr. Elmar Degenhart, chairman and CEO of Continental AG.

CAFC + NEV "dual credit" policy update sets auto industry on new path [2017-06-21]

China has established a new blueprint for its auto industry on June 13 by updating draft policies involving Passenger Vehicle Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) and New Energy Vehicle Credits.

NEV investment fever cooling down? [2017-06-07]

China plans to temporarily halt the issuance of production licenses for new energy vehicles. The rumor went viral in industry circles on June 5.

Competition in the power battery market heats up [2017-05-24]

BYD plans to “spinoff” its power battery unit so that it can supply batteries to other OEM customers, several news sources disclosed recently.

NEV industry to be driven with more market forces [2017-05-02]

?The government reaffirmed its strong support for the NEV industry. Three ministries including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) jointly released their mid- and long-term plan for the auto industry on April 25.

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As the global supplier industry comes together, China has important role to play [2017-06-23]

This week, I am in Hannover, Germany and Vienna, Austria attending Continental’s biennial Media TechShow and ZF’

Pressure mounting for carmakers as market cools and tougher policies arrive [2017-06-16]

China’s auto sales in May were flat over the same previous month and through the first five months, sales were only up 3.

Five takeaways from five Sino-German auto deals during Premier Li's official state visit [2017-06-14]

During Premier Li Keqiang’s official state visit to Germany earlier this month, five major deals involving Chinese and German automotive OEMs, suppliers and tech companies in the area of EVs and smart mobility were signed.

Don't put all eggs in the new energy bus market [2017-06-14]

This issue features key highlights from the recently held 2017 China Beijing International Exhibition on Buses, Trucks and Components, or commonly known as the road transport exhibition, as well as some interesting perspectives from Yao Wei, our guest columnist.

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GAC Group to set up NEV subsidiary [2017-06-21]

GUANGZHOU – GAC Group will establish a new energy vehicle firm to support the fulfilment of its business target set for 2020, according to a report on qctt.

20 years, 14 million vehicles: SAIC-GM and PATAC celebrate anniversary [2017-06-14]

SHANGHAI – SAIC-GM and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) celebrated their 20th anniversaries on June 12.

GM delivers 294,425 vehicles in China in May [2017-06-14]

SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures in China sold 294,425 vehicles in the China market in May, the second-best May results they achieved, according to a company news release on June 5.

Qoros sales down 24 percent in Q1 2017, but trims losses [2017-06-06]

SHANGHAI – Qoros sold 24 percent less cars in the first quarter of 2017 than it did in the same period of 2016 but trimmed losses by about 8 percent, according to Q1 2017 financial results released by parent company Kenon Holdings Ltd.

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NVIDIA becoming a crucial player in the race to self-driving cars [2017-04-06]

During the golden age of PC and intelligent mobile phone processors, Intel has owned keynotes at CES in Las Vegas since 2012.

After Uber China takeover, what's next on Didi's agenda? [2017-03-31]
Exploring the future of Didi after its merger with Uber China

Didi Chuxing (Didi) shocked the world when it acquired ride-sharing giant Uber’s China operations in August 2016.

Moving forward: Robin Li maps out global expansion for Baidu [2017-05-09]

In 1999, bearing a dream of “changing people’s life with science and technology,” Robin (Yanhong) Li returned to China from New York and founded Baidu.

CES 2017: the race to redefine personal mobility continues [2017-03-16]

The first Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was about personal computers. Fast forward to CES 2017, the largest tech expo show on earth has turned into the Connected Electronics Show.

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Can the more expensive All-New Discovery attract more Chinese consumers with its emotion? [2017-03-21]

Land Rover launched its All-New Discovery in China on March 2. The 5th generation of the model is given high expectations.

Aumark super truck S5 launched in Shenzhen [2017-03-06]

SHENZHEN – Foton’s Aumark S5 super truck made China premiere in Shenzhen on February 27. This is the second super truck model after the Aumark S3 light truck which was launched in Beijing last year.

Great Wall Motor launches luxury SUV brand WEY [2016-11-18]

GUANGZHOU – Great Wall Motor Co., Ltd. launched WEY – a luxury SUV brand named after company founder and Chairman Wei Jianjun, at an event here on November 16, two days ahead of the start of Auto Guangzhou 2016.

China-made Jeep Compass To Debut In November [2016-10-17]

The China-made variant of the new 2017  Jeep Compass will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter.

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Executives weigh in on whether the natural gas heavy-duty truck market will remain hot [2017-06-27]

China’s natural gas heavy-duty truck market has heated up again in 2017, with production in the first four months of the year reaching 21,767 units, surging 571 percent on a yearly basis.

China V emissions standards for heavy-duty diesel vehicles to go into effect July 1 [2017-06-27]

BEIJING – China’s stage five emissions standards for heavy-duty diesel vehicles will go into effect on July 1, which means that all heavy-duty diesel vehicles manufactured, imported, sold and registered in China on and after this date must meet the China V emissions standards.

Heavy-duty truck sales up 50 percent in April [2017-06-15]

Based on the latest data from manufacturers as reported by cvworld.cn, a total of 103,000 heavy-duty trucks were sold in April, rising 50 percent from a year earlier but down 9 percent from March.

Shaanxi Automobile delivers 50 trucks to Pakistan [2017-06-14]

Pakistan – Shaanxi Automobile delivered 50 units of its F2000 tractors and dumpers to Zahir Khan & Brothers (ZKB) in Pakistan on May 25.

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Did GM downplay debut of SUV to avoid Trump's wrath? [2016-10-31]

DETROIT -- If you're wondering why you haven't read a review of the Buick Envision SUV yet, blame Donald Trump.

Will Qoros gain some momentum after price cut? [2016-03-14]

Under sales pressure, Qoros announced a maximum ¥26,000 ($3,976) price cut on its Qoros 3 model on February 22.

Volkswagen bankrupt? Not unlikely [2016-03-07]

In the ranking of global sales in 2015, Volkswagen came in second, the same as in 2014. Volkswagen senior executives think the outcome was satisfactory, given the slowed growth of the world’

JV brands benefit from policy incentive [2016-01-18]

China’s policy of reducing sales tax for small-displacement vehicles is benefiting joint venture brands, according to a signed article published in Qingnian Cankao Bao or Elite Reference quoting statistics released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

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MIIT issues new draft of CAFC+NEV "dual credit" administrative measures [2017-06-15]

BEIJING – The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on June 13 issued a new version of the Parallel Administrative Measures for Passenger Vehicle Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) and New Energy Vehicle (NEV) Credits (Draft for Comments), otherwise known as the CAFC+NEV “

MIIT and NDRC issue new guidelines on automotive investment [2017-06-21]

BEIJING – The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) jointly released a new set of guidelines on June 12 aiming to alter the structure of the auto industry, improve the administration of automotive investment projects, enhance monitoring and warning mechanisms of production capacity and standardize supervision and administration of the industry.

China drafting policies to improve management on auto investment project [2017-04-28]

BEIJING – China is drafting Guidelines for Improving Management on Automobile Investment Projects, according to a report by Economic Information Daily citing an official of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

50:50 JV equity rule relaxation highlights new industry development roadmap [2017-04-28]

BEIJING – The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) jointly released China’

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Daimler acquires 15 percent of Lei Shing Hong's LSH Auto International [2017-05-24]

STUTTGART – Daimler AG said in a statement on May 23 that it has acquired a minority interest of 15 percent in LSH Auto International Ltd.

Cadillac sales top 100,000 units in China for the first time [2017-01-17]

SHANGHAI – General Motors’ Cadillac brand delivered its 100,000th vehicle in China in 2016 on November 25, the first time the luxury brand has surpassed 100,000 units in annual sales in the country, the company said in a statement.

China auto sales growth at 3-year high [2016-10-14]

BEIJING - Auto sales in China, the world's biggest auto market, continued to expand at afaster pace in September with growth for the month reaching a new high in more than threeyears, data from an industry association showed Wednesday.

Chinese Automakers Have Invested about 200 Million RMB in Foreign Markets [2016-09-26]

(Shanghai September 26, 2016)-Reportedly, Chinese automakers have invested about 200 billion RMB on the development of foreign markets in the past three years.

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CHJ Automotive to provide car sharing services in Paris with local operator Clem [2017-06-20]

PARIS – Chinese smart EV startup CHJ Automotive and French time share rental operator Clem signed a cooperation intent at the Viva Technology 2017 conference here on June 16 where the two partners plan to set up a joint venture in Paris to provide free floating car sharing services.

NEVS launches city mobility pilot program in Tianjin with new 9-3 EVs [2017-06-14]

TIANJIN – National Electric Vehicles Sweden (NEVS), the 9th of 15 EV manufacturers that have received production licenses, launched a city mobility pilot program in Tianjin on May 31 with support from the Tianjin Binhai Hi-Tech Industrial Development Area (THT).

JAC-Volkswagen JV gets NDRC approval [2017-05-27]

HEFEI, Anhui – Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC) said in a statement on May 22 that it has received approval from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) for its battery electric vehicle joint venture with Volkswagen AG.

China to produce 40 million vehicles in 2030, NEVs to account for half, says CATARC official [2017-05-27]

CHANGZHOU, Jiangsu – China will produce about 38-40 million vehicles in 2030 and about 40-50 percent of those will be new energy vehicles, according to Wu Zhixin, deputy director of Tianjin-based China Automotive Technology and Research Center  (CATARC).

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Chinese cars could shake up European sales [2016-12-05]

A decade ago the Chinese made a big push to try and establish themselves in Europe. It was a disaster.

Auto Market Update: Trump Victory Puts Uncertainty In Automakers [2016-11-10]

The 2016 election has just ended and a new president has been elected. With a new leader comes changes and while others look forward to a new administration, some are uncertain about it.

A Chinese billionaire is staking his legacy — and thousands of American jobs — on this factory in Ohio [2016-11-02]

MORAINE, OHIO — Shortly after his private plane landed in Ohio on a recent morning, the Chinese billionaire set off down Interstate 75 to inspect the factory on which he has staked his legacy and the future of this gritty patch of the American Rust Belt.

They're coming to America -- someday [2016-10-17]
U.S. market still tempts the world's automakers and wannabes

The U.S. auto establishment has scarcely heard of Bob Smith and his Alkane Dominator, a beefy military truck he plans to assemble in South Carolina using a Brazilian army vehicle platform and U.S. components.

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Faster consumer acceptance and regulatory decision making give China competitive edge, says Continental CEO Degenhart [2017-06-23]

HANNOVER, Germany – China has a competitive edge on the commercialization of autonomous driving and roll out of mobility services because Chinese consumers have the tendency to accept and adopt new technologies faster and regulators can make decisions quicker than in developed countries, according to Dr. Elmar Degenhart, chairman and CEO of Continental AG.

Axalta's Asia-Pacific Technology Center in China inaugurated [2017-06-21]

SHANGHAI – Axalta Coating Systems formally opened its new Asia-Pacific Technology Center (APTC) in the Minhang District of Shanghai on June 15.

Continental breaks ground for new R&D Center in Chongqing [2017-06-14]

CHONGQING – Continental broke ground for its new R&D Center here on June 8 that will focus on electrical, mechanical and system requirement engineering, software development and test capabilities for automotive electronics applications, new energy vehicle and industry business sectors.

Continental teams up with Nio and Baidu in separate deals [2017-06-05]

BERLIN – Continental AG signed separate strategic cooperation agreements with Nio and Baidu here on May 31 in the areas of electric vehicles, intelligent mobility and autonomous driving as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Germany for his official visit.

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China automobile sales down 0.09 percent in May [2017-06-16]

BEIJING – China’s automobile sales in May decreased 0.09 percent from the same period of the previous year to 2.

Falling off a cliff: Korean brand PV end-user sales down 38.52 percent in Q1 2017 [2017-06-15]

According to data from CBU Analytics, China’s registration volume of passenger cars, MPVs and SUVs in Q1 2017 slumped 10.

China automobile sales down 2.24 percent in April [2017-06-15]

BEIJING – China’s automobile sales in April decreased 2.24 percent from the same period of the previous year to 2.

From ABB to BBA: Mercedes-Benz charges ahead and Audi drops to third in Q1 2017 [2017-05-27]

According to data from CBU Analytics, China registered 551,436 premium brand passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs and MPVs) in Q1 2017, up 18.

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Audi Dealer Association sends letter of discontent to Audi over senior exec comments [2017-03-22]

BEIJING – On March 20, five days after Audi senior executives told the Chinese media in an interview that Audi would not force dealers to maintain relationship against their will if trust is lost, the CADA Audi Dealer Association expressed its discontent over the comments in a heated letter requesting clarification from Audi.

Luxury car dealers and OEMs discuss strained relationship [2016-02-16]

Luxury car dealers and OEMs discussed their strained relationship at a close-door session during the 2015 China Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) annual meeting held in early November in Xiamen.

China Grand Auto to acquire xcar.com.cn via subsidiary [2016-01-11]

SHANGHAI – China Grand Automotive Services Co., Ltd. announced on December 29 in a statement that it plans to buy the partnership shares that Yin Xiaoliang, the natural person holds in Shanghai Xcar, which are worth ¥138 million ($21.

Greenland Rundong and Ali Auto team up on internet sales [2015-12-22]

SHANGHAI – China Greenland Rundong Auto Group Ltd., one of China’s largest luxury car dealership groups, signed a strategic cooperation memorandum with Alibaba Group’

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Yang Xueliang named vice president of Geely Group [2017-06-23]

HANGZHOU, Zhejiang – Yang Xueliang, former senior PR director of Geely Holding Group, vice president of Geely Sales and executive vice president of Geely LYNK & CO, has been promoted to be vice president of Geely Group, according to a report on cheshi.

Liu Hong appointed president of Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company [2017-06-23]

WUHAN, Hubei – Liu Hong, president of Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia, will replace Li Chunrong as president of Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company (DFPV), according to a report on cheshi.

Louis T. Hsieh named CFO of NIO [2017-06-19]

SHANGHAI – NextEV (NIO), a Chinese NEV startup, has hired Louis T. Hsieh as its new CFO in charge of fund raising for public listing of the company, according to a report by NBD Auto.

Steve Hood appointed vice president of marketing and sales of Chang'an-Ford [2017-06-14]

CHONGQING – Chang’an-Ford Automobile Co., Ltd. appointed Steve Hood as company’s vice president of marketing and sales to succeed Joseph Liu who has been named vice president of sales of Ford Asia Pacific, according to a company news release on May 23.

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DS brand to establish China and Asia Pacific HQ in Shenzhen as Chang'an and PSA deepen cooperation [2017-06-14]

SHENZHEN – French carmaker Groupe PSA’s DS premium brand will set up its China and Asia Pacific headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, following the signing of an in-depth strategic cooperation agreement between Chang’

JAC and Volkswagen sign JV agreement, first jointly produced EV expected in 2018 [2017-06-02]

BERLIN – Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC) and Volkswagen AG signed a joint venture agreement here on June 1 in the presence of visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Dr. Agnela Merkel.

Daimler to take minority share in BJEV in new framework agreement with BAIC [2017-06-02]

BERLIN – Daimler intends to acquire a minority stake in Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. (BJEV), a subsidiary of partner BAIC Group, with the purpose of strengthening strategic collaboration with BAIC in China’

BMW Brilliance to produce BMW X3 at newly expanded Dadong Plant [2017-05-25]

SHENYANG, Liaoning – BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. (BBA) plans to produce the BMW X3 SUV next year at its newly expanded Dadong Plant, which opened on May 19.

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Only 79 Chinese passenger vehicle enterprises reach CAFC target in 2016 [2017-05-31]

BEIJING – The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released the 2016 Corporate Average Fuel Consumption Annual Report (Report) on its website on April 5.

Passenger vehicle recalls in China declined by 58.97 percent in April [2017-06-15]

BEIJING – China recalled 263,598 passenger vehicles in April this year, down 58.97 percent on a yearly basis and 89.

Ford to roll out new shuttle service pilot in Nanjing in Q 3 aimed at reducing commuter travel times [2017-05-12]

NANJING, Jiangsu – Ford Motor Co. on May 11 signed a letter of intent with the Nanjing Jiangning Economic and Technological Development Zone (JETDZ) Administrative Committee and the Nanjing Jiangning Public Transportation Group Ltd.

Chongqing now car2go's largest location worldwide [2017-05-05]

CHONGQING – The city of Chongqing has become the largest location worldwide for Daimler’s car2go car sharing platform in terms of membership, a year after the service opened its first Asian location here, Daimler said in a statement on April 28.

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China Auto Electronics to go private at S$0.16 a share [2016-10-24]

CHINA automotive electrical and electronics distribution system manufacturer China Auto Electronics has become the latest firm to announce its intention to delist from the Singapore Exchange.

China stocks jump again as emergency measures bite [2015-07-12]

By Samuel Shen and Engen Tham Shanghai (Reuters) - Chinese stocks rose strongly for a second day on Friday, buoyed by a barrage of government support measures, but worries persist about the long-term impact that four weeks of market turmoil may have on the world's second-largest economy.

Chen Hong: SAIC should reflect on how to develop independent brands [2015-06-23]

SAIC’s sales decreased by 4.51 percent in May. The total sales of its independent brands Roewe and MG plummeted 34 percent from January to May, according to huiche.

China auto sector sets for a 2011 slowdown [2011-02-14]

— by Sarah Turner SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — Chinese auto makers are expected to report strong earnings in 2010, but while analysts are expecting some deceleration in 2011, they are divided on the extent of the anticipated slowdown.

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Quantum step forward for Chinese brands [2017-05-05]
- Exclusive interview with Silvio Angori, CEO, Pininfarina SpA

SHANGHAI – Pininfarina helped its latest customer, Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG), to unveil three concepts at this year’

Audi CEO Stadler opens up about two-parter strategy and state of operations in China [2017-03-24]

At its Annual Press Conference held in Ingolstadt, Germany on March 15, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler reiterated its two-parter strategy in China –

UISEE sees a driverless car future happening today [2017-02-06]
- Interview with Wu Gansha, co-founder and CEO of UISEE Technology (Beijing) Ltd.

LAS VEGAS – A few steps away from Nissan’s stand inside the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall at this year’

China and compact cars top agenda as Mercedes looks to maintain global luxury crown in '17 [2017-02-03]

DETROIT – Now that Mercedes-Benz is back on top as the global leader in luxury vehicle sales four years ahead of schedule, China and compact cars are on top of the agenda as the brand with the three-pointed star reloads in 2017 and looks to preserve pole position.

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Chinese OEMs to make overseas acquisitions in design and styling [2017-06-15]

CHONGQING – Chinese OEMs are increasingly focusing on developing new energy vehicles to survive on the home turf.

BorgWarner expanding plants in China as vehicle electrification intensifies [2017-06-15]

CHONGQING – BorgWarner plans to offer all kinds of technologies that the China market requires whether it is combustion, hybrid or electric.

Valeo to open Qingdao site by yearend, Chongqing plant under construction [2017-06-14]

CHONGQING – French supplier Valeo continues to expand in China on the strength of growth. It has 30 facilities spread all over China covering all its businesses and about half a dozen of its plants are under expansion.

Dana's Chongqing plant to cater to Chang'an-Ford [2017-06-14]

CHONGQING – Dana broke ground for its 15th facility in China here on June 6. Spreading over an area of 7,500 square meters, the manufacturing and assembly plant will be set up with an investment of $23 million to produce advanced driveline products for the Chinese market.

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BYD ADL receives order for 36 buses for RATP Dev London [2017-06-15]

LONDON – The BYD ADL electric bus partnership has been selected as a preferred bidder by RATP Dev London for the latter’

BYD delivers three electric buses to Canada [2017-06-14]

ST. ALBERT, Canada – BYD delivered three units of its K9 electric buses to the city of St. Albert, Canada on May 24.

BYD to build $60 million electric bus factory in Ecuador [2017-05-12]

QUITO, Ecuador – BYD and the Government of Ecuador signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on May 9 to establish an electric bus factory in the South American nation.

Chinese OEM Kawei scouting partner for India foray [2017-05-09]

NEW DELHI – Chinese OEM Jiangsu Kawei Automotive Industry Group Co., Ltd. is looking for India foray.

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Geely signs final contract with Malaysia's DRB-HICOM for the acquisition of Proton and Lotus [2017-06-23]

KUALA LUMPUR – Geely Holding Group and Malaysia’s DRB-HICOM Berhad signed a final contract on June 23 here for the acquisition of 49.

Done! Geely acquires 49.9 percent of Proton and 51 percent of Lotus [2017-05-27]

KUALA LUMPUR – Geely Holding Group and DRB-HICOM Bhd (DRB) of Malaysia signed a binding agreement here on May 24 allowing Geely to acquire 49.

Geely bidding to acquire Proton [2017-03-06]

Geely Holding Group is in the process and lead of bidding to acquire at least a 51 percent stake in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd, according to a Reuters report citing people familiar with the matter.

Gree halts plan to purchase new energy bus maker Yinlong [2016-11-24]

ZHUHAI, Guangdong – Gree Electric Appliances Inc. announced on November 16 it gave up plan issuing new shares to acquire Zhuhai Yinlong Energy Co., Ltd.

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R&D
Daimler Greater China signs cooperation agreement with Plug and Play [2016-11-15]

BEIJING – Daimler Greater China announced on October 18 a new cooperation with global accelerator and investor Plug and Play as the company seeks to further explore new technologies and foster a startup culture among its business units.

Foton releases driverless super truck in Shanghai [2016-11-24]

SHANGHAI – Foton Motor released China’s first super truck with autonomous driving system in Shanghai on November 14.

Chinese firm gives UM $27M for autonomous car research [2016-10-18]

The University of Michigan will receive $27 million from a Chinese investment firm to aid in the institution’

BAIC BJEV releases North America Technical Innovation Strategy [2016-10-12]

DETROIT – BAIC BJEV, the electric vehicle arm under BAIC Group and one of China’s leading EV manufacturers, announced at a recent event organized by the company that its North America technical innovation strategy will be centered on two overseas R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Detroit, which will respectively concentrate on R&D and application of intelligent network connection technology and next-generation electric drive system technology.

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Volvo launches production of new fuel-efficient engines [2013-05-27]

By WardAuto Staff Volvo begins production of its new 4-cylinder gas and diesel engines that will play an integral part in the auto maker’

New engine standard released to reduce vehicle emissions [2013-02-28]

BEIJING – The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China (the State Council) released Views on Energy Saving of Internal Combustion Engine on February 17.

China's vehicle engine sales up 5.05 percent through August [2012-10-04]

BEIJING – China produced and sold 11,540,461 and 11,599,525 vehicle engines in the first eight months, an increase of 6.

A favorable trend for small-displacement engines [2012-09-03]

– by Sinotrust With China’s emphasis on new energy vehicle technologies, an increasing number of manufacturers in China have begun developing energy-saving small-displacement engines.

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China Auto Boom Is Warning to World Miners Facing Scrap Age [2016-09-30]

Nearly 150 million passenger cars bought since start of 2005 Top European auto recycler taken over by Chiho-Tiande Group China is on the cusp of a scrap wave that will return metal from ageing cars and expired fridges to the supply chain in a growing threat to mining companies, according to Chiho-Tiande Group Ltd.

China's steel makers invest in auto industry [2010-09-21]

On August 20, Capital Steel Co., Ltd. (Capital Steel) announced that it would invest all the shares it holds in Beijing Automobile Investment (BAI) plus some fund for 18.31 percent equity stake in the planned Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. to become the new company's second biggest shareholder.

Lighter steel up, but more needed [2009-06-11]

LIVONIA, MI - Thanks to increased use of advanced high-strength steel, the average weight per vehicle worldwide declined by 163 pounds on 2009 models.

China steel-mill merger signals bid for more U.S. plant sourcing [2009-02-05]

A three-company merger in China's 1,000-strong industry signals increased competition for orders from North American automakers, according to experts at the American Iron and Steel Institute.

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Hyundai Motor, BAIC set up China auto financing venture [2016-09-26]

Hyundai Motor Group said on Tuesday it had established an auto financing venture in China with Chinese state automaker BAIC Group, that will help it take advantage of growing interest in car loans in a market where most consumers still pay with cash.

Volkswagen Financial Services completes its third Chinese Auto ABS [2016-01-15]

BRAUNSCHWEIG – Volkswagen Financial Services completed its third Chinese Auto ABS (Asset-Backed Security) transaction with a volume of around ¥3 billion ($484 million), according to a company news release on January 12.

VW Financial Services completes first PBOC-registered ABS in China [2015-07-20]

BEIJING – Volkswagen Financial Services AG completed its second auto loan ABS transaction with a volume of around ¥1.

China auto loan over ¥600 billion in 2014 [2015-07-14]

China’s auto financing loan balance reached over ¥600 billion ($96.

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Chinese tire brands expanding in Africa [2016-08-01]

JOHANNESBURG – The rapid growth of middle class in African countries has pushed up demand for automobiles and tires.

Most tire manufacturers will not survive 2016 [2016-02-29]

In a recent survey conducted by tireworld.com.cn regarding the wellbeing of domestic tire manufacturers, nearly two-thirds of the respondents believe that most tire manufacturers will not survive 2016, according to results released on February 2.

Chinese tire makers target Asian, African & Middle Eastern markets [2015-10-18]

  By Satnam Singh, CBU/CAR India Correspondent CHENNAI -- Chinese tire producers are diverting shipments to other overseas markets after US Commerce Department imposed anti-dumping duty on tires made in China.

China on course to enforce tire labels [2013-07-02]

Wayne Xing China is on course to draft voluntary tire standards and labels which are expected to lead to state-level compulsory standards for the tire industry, according to a report by the 21 Shiji Jingji Baodao, or 21st Century Business Herald.

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China's dependency on foreign oil nears 60% in 2014 [2015-01-29]

BEIJING - China's dependency on imported oil and natural gas grew to about 60 percent and 32.2 percent respectively in 2014, according to a report released by a research team with the country's largest oil and gas producer on Wednesday.

Data show China passing US as biggest oil importer as economic growth, car sales drive demand [2013-10-11]

BEIJING — China has achieved another world-beating status its leaders don’t want: Biggest oil importer.

China likely to cut refined oil prices [2013-09-28]

BEIJING -- Analysts believe China may cut the price of refined oil on Friday in response to a drop in global crude oil prices.

China announces pricing policy for greener fuel [2013-09-23]

BEIJING - Chinese drivers will have to pay more in fuel prices amid the country's drive to reduce air pollution through upgraded fuel quality.

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Honeywell: engine downsizing is not about minimizing displacement [2017-05-17]

SHANGHAI – Engine downsizing is not about trying to bring a 2.0L engine down to 0.5L, according to Charles Jin, vice president and General Manager of High Growth Regions, China and India for Honeywell Transportation Systems. Jin made the comments in an interview on April 20 at Honeywell’

HKG's biggest challenge in China is the changing consumer [2017-05-07]
– Exclusive interview with Carter Yeung, special representative of the chairman of Hybrid Kinetic Group and CEO of HK Graphene Technology Co., Ltd.

SHANGHAI – The biggest challenge for Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG), which debuted at Auto Shanghai 2017 with three concept vehicles designed by Pininfarina, is the ever changing habits of Chinese consumers, according to Carter Yeung, special representative of the chairman of HKG and CEO of HK Graphene Technology Co., Ltd.

Mercedes-Benz premieres the New S-Class and Concept A Sedan while maintaining a humble and focused approach to the Chinese market [2017-05-05]

SHANGHAI – A year after its masterful adaptation of the popular Chinese song In the Field of Hope to usher in the All New E-Class Long-Wheelbase, Mercedes-Benz took its China localization strategy up another notch at the world premiere of the New S-Class here on April 18, likening the flagship model’

Auto Shanghai 2017 to feature 113 global debuts and host of new players [2017-04-13]

SHANGHAI – Auto Shanghai 2017, or the 17th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, will feature 1,400 vehicles on display including 113 global debuts, 159 new energy vehicles, 56 concepts and a host of new players exhibiting for the very first time, according to information released by show organizers on April 12.

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Revised regulation to stimulate used car market [2015-12-21]

The Administrative Methods of Used-Vehicle Sales (suggested draft for revision) has been completed and released late last month for review within the industry, according to local media.

Problems facing China's used car market [2015-12-20]

China’s growing used car market faces a number of problems, according to a signed article by Wen Jiajun published on zhuweihua.

Car makers to profit from China's booming used market [2015-04-26]

By Julien Girault Beijing (AFP) - The vast majority of cars in the world's biggest auto market are purchased new, but a second-hand trade is beginning to emerge in China despite traditional buyer reluctance -- and foreign manufacturers are hoping to benefit.

China used vehicle sales up 16.78 percent through October [2014-12-21]

BEIJING – China’s used vehicle sales increased by 16.78 percent to 4.91 million units in the first 10 months of the year, according to data released by China Automobile Dealers Association (CADA).

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Quiet transformation of Euro-style light bus market [2014-10-16]

Not long ago, the Euro-style light bus market led by Jiangling Motors (JMC) and NAVECO was likened to a blue ocean due to few competitors, high profits and fast-paced research and development.

Brilliance-Jinbei initiates light truck project in Shenyang Auto Zone [2011-04-14]

SHENYANG, Liaoning – Brilliance-Jinbei, a subsidiary of Brilliance Auto, recently initiated a light truck manufacturing project in the Shenyang Auto Zone with an investment of ¥1.

Jinbei Auto initiates a light truck project in Shenyang Auto Zone [2011-03-30]

SHENYANG, Liaoning – Jinbei Auto, a subsidiary of Brilliance, recently initiated a light truck manufacturing project in the Shenyang Auto Zone with an investment of ¥1.

FAW-GM's first light truck rolls off line in Harbin plant [2011-03-17]

HARBIN, Heilongjiang – The first light truck of FAW-GM Light Duty Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. rolled off the line recently in the JV’

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Low-speed farm vehicles should be included in rural subsidy program [2009-12-30]

- by Feng Jugao

 

Rough and bumpy road for low-speed vehicles

The low-speed vehicle (LSV) used to be called the farm vehicle.

Stable growth in farm vehicle market in H1 [2007-09-01]

BEIJING ¨C China?ˉs farm vehicle market continued its stable growth in the first half of this year. Production and sales reached 1,088,992 and 1,086,247 units respectively, an average of 8.1 percent increase compared to last year, according to the latest statistics from the Farm Vehicle Sub-Association of the China Agricultural Machinery Association.

China's farm vehicle market in 2005 [2006-03-01]

Continued decline

China’s farm vehicle sector has experienced another year of continued decline. Output and sales were 1,899,834 and 1,895,116 units, respectively, in 2005, down 9.15 and 9.25 percent compared with those of 2004, according to the latest statistics from the Farm Vehicle Association. However, this rate fell back to single digits, compared with a more than 20 percent decline in 2004.

Policy pushing farm vehicle makers into truck manufacture [2006-01-01]

China’s farm vehicle manufacturers are moving into light and medium truck production, according to the latest statistics published by CBU. While most medium truck manufacturers have registered a decline in output in the first nine months of last year, one manufacturer, Wangpai Automobile, registered a 77.03 percent increase year on year in their medium truck output. Wangpai is one of the country’s leading farm truck manufacturers. Another farm truck maker, Yinhe Automobile, is now the seventh largest medium truck manufacturer in

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Italian motorcycle makers courting Chinese partners [2011-05-25]

Struggling since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008, some famed Italian motorcycle makers are now courting Chinese buyers, an Italian trade official said.

China's motorcycle industry recovers slowly in 2010 [2011-02-08]

China’s motorcycle industry produced and sold 26.69 and 26.59 million motorcycles in 2010, up 4.

Zongshen to produce 1 million new energy motorcycles a year [2010-07-19]

- by Zhao Yi and Zheng Shuang   Zongshen Industrial Group (Zongshen) based in Chongqing, southwest China, is one of the biggest motorcycle makers in China. Zongshen has recently partnered with PEM Power Systems Inc. of Canada and Piaggio of Italy to produce respectively pure electric motorcycles and hybrid motorcycles.

CSIG to form a mega motorcycle group in Chongqing [2009-12-25]

CHONGQING - China South Industry Group Corp. (CSIG) is planning to merge its three motorcycle companies, China Jialing Group (Jialing), Jianshe Motorcycle Co., Ltd. (Jianshe) and Qingqi Motorcycle Co., Ltd. (Qingqi), into a new mega motorcycle group in Chongqing, according to a recently report in 

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