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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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The race is on for the lucrative NEV credits

The 2016 Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) and New Energy Vehicle (NEV) credits for China’s passenger vehicle manufacturers and importers jointly released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Ministry of Commerce, General Administration of Customs and State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine on March 9

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The hype on truck electrification and the China factor

There have been rising discussion and debate on the electrification of trucks, in particular heavy-duty trucks, ever since Tesla unveiled its Semi last year. This was evident again at this year’s “Two Sessions” that ended yesterday, which had a number of executives in the heavy-duty vehicle sector proposing a wide variety

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Jump in! The auto industry is “open” for business

China’s auto industry is expected to open wider to foreign investment with lesser restrictions after a series of comments made by the country’s top officials including Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the ongoing annual “Two Sessions.” Li, in his government work report delivered on March 5 at the opening meeting of

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Geely’s “Mercedes” dream and Great Wall’s “MINI” love

The Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog started out with a bang for the Chinese auto industry. And that is a gross understatement considering that two blockbuster news events happened on the same day on February 23, the eighth day into the New Year and second day back to work

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The autonomous driving “China speed”

In earlier January, I traveled with ZF to CES 2018 in Las Vegas and 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. As different as they were – one showcased advanced technologies or technology concepts and the other showcased, well, simply new concepts and cars – the two events gave me

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