Classification: EDITORIAL
Expect the unexpected [2018-12-17]

China’s annual sales of new energy vehicles topped one million units for the first time ever, increasing 68 percent in the first 11 months of 2018 to 1.

MIIT's "seal of approval" for contract manufacturing is nice, but it's no easy path to production approval [2018-12-07]

Good news for China’s smart EV startups. The new Administrative Regulations on the Entry of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers and Their Products just released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is encouraging and allowing cross-manufacturer contract manufacturing as long as relevant conditions are met (see Contract manufacturing gets greenlight in MIIT’

Ghosn, Barra, Diess and China [2018-12-17]

The CEOs of the world’s three largest automakers have all been in the spotlight in recent days, for entirely different reasons.

Keep calm and stay positive [2018-12-17]

October was a disastrous month for the market. And that’s an understatement. As was expected, auto sales fell for the fourth consecutive month since July and sales of all major vehicle types –

Li Xiang's bet with the REEV [2018-11-12]

Li Xiang is betting the Leading Ideal ONE will win Chinese customers’ hearts for a simple reason: it does not give you range anxiety, as other electric vehicles supposedly do.

Racing toward an ecosystem [2018-11-06]

The annual auto industry forum organized by China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) this year had an interesting theme: are we ready to move into a new eco mobility system? The simple answer is, ready or not, you have to.

One Ford, one China [2018-10-26]

Ford has finally made a breakthrough move in China. And it’s a move that has been long overdue.

Sales tumble long overdue, will be good for the industry in the long run [2018-11-12]

UPDATE: Auto sales dropped by 0.1 percent to 22.87 million units in the first 10 months of this year after October sales fell 11.

BMW's stake increase in BBA and what it means for the industry [2018-10-15]

Welcome to the post-50:50 vehicle joint venture era. Official announcements from both BMW Group and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd.

Hand in hand [2018-09-30]

It’s been a busy September in the industry, as you can see from this issue’s summary of sights and sounds from recent industry conferences and trade shows in China and around the world.

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