It looks like 30 million units and 5 percent growth are going down the drains. Based on the latest data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on December 11, China’s auto sales over the first 11 months of 2017 reached 25.

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CHANGCHUN – Liu Changqing has been appointed president of FAW Car Co., Ltd. (FAW Car), succeeding Hu Yong effective November 1, according to a company announcement.

BEIJING – Tian Qingjiu, former deputy Party secretary and union president of FAW Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd.

MUNICH – Webasto SE, the leading global supplier of sunroofs, panorama roofs, convertible roofs as well as thermo systems, has appointed Freddy Geeraerds as an additional member of the board responsible exclusively for China, effective November 1.

GUANGZHOU – Dr. Liu Minghui, former deputy director of FAW Technology R&D Institute, has been appointed vice president of Xpeng Motors in charge of R&D of automotive powertrain systems, according to a company announcement on October 31.

TIANJIN – Hella expects LED lighting systems to exceed over 50 percent of its lighting business over the next few years and continue to penetrate the automotive lighting market, according to Markus Bannert, vice chairman of Beijing Hella-BHAP Automotive Lighting Co., Ltd.


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