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New energy vehicle plays key role in shuffling of bus rankings

Unlike the heavy-duty truck market, where FAW Jiefang taking over Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle (Dongfeng Trucks) as the No. 1 seller represented the only major shuffle in the ranking of the top 10 manufacturers in that segment so far this year, there was quite a few changes in the heart of

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Bus on demand creates new growth and branding opportunities for bus makers

This issue features an interesting article on a new business model in urban public transport (specifically buses) that has been gaining traction in major Chinese cities including Beijing and Shenzhen: bus on demand via leading ride-hailing platforms such as Didi Chuxing as well as independent internet-based operators with such interesting

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Bus on demand: connected bus ecosystem in an era of big data

Bus on demand has brought severe impact on the traditional bus operation pattern, just as ride-hailing apps have disrupted the rules of the traditional taxi industry. It is undeniable that traditional bus can no longer satisfy the demand for convenient travel from citizens due to its delay in arrival time,

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50:50 JV equity rule relaxation: matter of when and how, not if

The debate on whether the 50:50 equity share requirement for Sino-foreign vehicle joint ventures should be relaxed or not heated up again in industry and media circles over the last few weeks. At the Summer Davos Forum in Tianjin in late June, National Development and Reform Commissioner Xu Shaoshi indicated

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MAS@Shanghai 0713 recap: The pepper is hot!

SHANGHAI – Provinces such as Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Guizhou along with the city of Chongqing that are known for their spicy cuisine had stronger growth of passenger vehicle sales than the national average, according to Lin Huaibin, manager of China Light Vehicle Sales Forecast at IHS Markit Automotive, citing January-May

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CUCA 2016 discusses integrity and policy support in used car market

The 2016 China Used Car Assembly (CUCA), organized by China Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), was held on July 3-5 in Chongqing. More than 200 corporate representatives and reporters attended the event as CADA officials, executives from used car dealers, e-commerce providers and financial services institutions shared their perspectives and opinions

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J.D. Power: customer loyalty intention for dealership service weakening despite stable costs

SHANGHAI – Customer loyalty intentions for dealership service are weakening despite stable costs, according to the J.D. Power 2016 China Customer Service Index (CSI) StudySM released on July 28. The study measures satisfaction among vehicle owners who have owned their vehicle between 12 and 36 months and who have visited

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See, Think, Act: “New” ZF touts CV driver assistance tech in Aache

AACHEN, Germany – “The truck, coach and off-highway guys get their revenge,” quipped Peter Lake, member of the board of management for ZF Friedrichshafen AG with responsibility for Asia Pacific and corporate market, on the eve of the German supplier’s 2016 Global Press Event held on June 30 at the

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