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Initial quality gap between domestic and foreign brands continues to narrow, says J.D. Power

SHANGHAI - The new-vehicle initial quality gap between Chinese domestic brands and international brands in China has reached the narrowest margin yet, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2010 China Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) released on October 29.The gap in initial quality between Chinese domestic and international brands has

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Shanghai-GM’s Chevrolet first in customer satisfactio

SHANGHAI - Shanghai-GM's Chevrolet brand finished first in the recently published 2010 China Automobile Aftersales Customer Satisfaction (CAACS) Index.This follows the brand's first-place finish in the J.D. Power and Associates Asia Pacific 2010 China Customer Service Index (CSI) Study, making Chevrolet the first vehicle brand to finish first in separate

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Fu Yuwu: unwise to treat China market with one standard

As the 25th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition (EVS25) is coming, our reporter, Linda Luo, interviewed Fu Yuwu, executive vice president of the Society of Automotive Engineers of China, on October 25. Fu talked about the conference progress and the Chinese government's supportive policies on green vehicles. The following

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Industry experts and company executives map out China’s EV commercializatio

Hosted by the Jiading district government and CBI Events, the Shanghai International Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Summit 2010 was held on October 19-21. Dozens of experts and industry analysts from OEMs and suppliers discussed the opportunities and challenges facing China's EV commercialization. The following are highlights of the speeches. -

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Weight reduction is nice, but acceptance to take time

At the 2010 China (Jinan) International Truck & Parts Exhibition held earlier this month in Jinan, Shandong Province, conversations from industry experts, truck manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and most importantly, trucking companies, large and small, centered around the topic of vehicle weight reduction (see Feature on p. 1). There was a

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After speeding, the government wants to hit the brakes

The Chinese government seems to have acted swiftly over concerns that the country's automotive sector is in danger of overcapacity and "overheated" investment. Less than a month apart, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which administers the auto industry, has released new policies for three sectors of the

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