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Hella and BHAP form electronics JV to begin production of electronics control units in 2020

BEIJING – Hella and BHAP, BAIC Group’s parts and components subsidiary, signed a contract for the founding of a joint venture named Hella BHAP Electronics (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. on April 26 on the sidelines of the Beijing Auto Show. The official founding of the JV is planned for the second half

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Heard at Auto China 2018: CEOs of global automakers reiterate China commitment

BEIJING – CEOs of global automakers were on hand to introduce global and China debuts of their latest concepts and production vehicles at the start of Auto China 2018 on April 25. Here’s a recap of their key messages: Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO, Volkswagen

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Didi’s D-Alliance with 31 auto industry partners to build integrated car operator platform

BEIJING – Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, announced the launch of the Didi Auto Alliance, or “D-Alliance,” with 31 auto industry partners on April 24. The 31 founding partners span the areas of OEM, parts and components manufacturing, EV services and digital map services, and include: BAIC,

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DFM releases Dongfeng Brand Strategy, aims top 10 in global sales in 2025

BEIJING – Dongfeng Motor Corp. (DFM) announced its Dongfeng Brand Strategy here on April 23 and unveiled its new technology development, the Dongfeng Fengshen WindLink3.0 system, and a concept sports car the eπ, at the event. “This brand strategy, a fruit of over two years’ effort in drafting, research

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Stay calm and carry on: 50:50 JV equity rule relaxation coming at the right time

Tesla CEO Elon Musk must be on cloud nine right now. The comments from Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 10 at the Boao Forum for Asia 2018 Annual Conference that China would reduce limits on foreign investment in the auto industry (see Bye bye 50:50 JV equity rule? Chinese President

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