Classification: EDITORIAL
GAC Motor's American dream [2018-01-19]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day fell on January 15 this year in the U.S., which also happened to be the first press day of the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

Industry braces for flat growth, fiercer competition in 2018 [2018-01-16]

China’s auto sales in 2017 failed to top 29 million units, increasing only 3 percent over 2016 to 28.

Happy New Year! [2018-01-02]

This year came and went by in the blink of an eye, didn’t it? In front of you is the last issue of this newsletter for 2017, still full of blockbuster news even though it is the last week of the year and things are supposed to slow down with Christmas just gone by and the New Year coming.

Auto industry's "art of attack and defense" [2017-12-25]

Gong Shou Dao, or “Art of Attack and Defense,” became a hit movie during the “Double 11”

The Trump card: Equity relaxation is "Presidential" gift for the U.S. and rest of the world [2017-12-25]

Chinese and U.S. companies signed deals worth an eye-popping more than $253.5 billion during U.S. President Donald Trump’

Now that NIO's ES8 is out on the market, William Li's challenge is to deliver the rest as promised [2017-12-25]

William Li has just accomplished something that Jia Yueting was not able to do: actually putting a smart EV out on to the market, rather than just touting about it on PPT slides.

Anticipating negative growth, heavy-duty truck makers still "bullish" about 2018 [2017-12-22]

China’s heavy-duty truck sales in 2017 will top a record 1.1 million units. But they will definitely retreat to below 1 million units in 2018.

Smart EVs, new JVs, Chinese and luxury brands, heavy-duty trucks highlight 2017 market [2018-01-03]

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’

Go deeper: Ford's new localization efforts in China much more than products [2018-01-03]

If China’s auto industry is a poker game, then Ford is going all in. It was a busy week in early December for the U.S. automaker, to say the least, as Executive Chairman Bill Ford and CEO Jim Hackett traveled to China to announce a slew of plans and deals.

No surprises as heavy-duty truck market begins to normalize [2017-12-12]

The fact that November heavy-duty truck sales fell by 9 percent, the first time in more than a year that monthly sales have fallen, should not come as a surprise for the industry that has been in a “

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