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The darkest hour

When it rains, it pours. Another disastrous month for the auto market has gone by without much signs of any turnaround. Auto sales in April fell for the 10th month in a row since last July, according to data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Less than 2 million vehicles were sold in

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There is always growth

Vehicle sales may be falling in China, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be growth. For leading global suppliers like Continental and ZF, who have invested big money into autonomous driving and electrification technologies, they are banking on China to provide the necessary growth in content of those technologies despite the overall market slowdown. This week’s feature stories

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Happy New Year!

It’s time to make some predictions on the market in 2019 and beyond. Wang Xing, founder and CEO of Meituan, China’s leading O2O catering services platform, recently offered a rather perplexing view on the year 2019: “It will be the worst year of the last decade but the best year of the next decade.” The Chinese auto

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