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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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The Byton bet and the challenge to deliver that different interior experience

Interviewing Dr. Daniel Kirchert and listening to him respond in Chinese is as a strange experience as test riding the Byton Concept with that huge rectangle screen running across the front windshield and interacting with it not by touching but by hand gesture in the air or through a “pad”

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The China factor for Daimler: No. 1 in customer experience rather than sales

I was in Stuttgart on February 1 attending Daimler’s Annual Press Conference, and the importance of China was fully on display for the German automaker and its Mercedes-Benz luxury marque. And it was more evident this year than two years ago when I attended the same event. Nearly two dozen journalists from

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Go deeper: Ford’s new localization efforts in China much more than products

From L3: Jason Luo, Chairman and CEO, Ford China, Bill Ford, Ying Jianren, Chairman of the board, Tech-New Group, Jim Hackett, Peter Fleet, Jin Zheyong, Chiarman of the board, Zotye Auto If China’s auto industry is a poker game, then Ford is going all in. It was a busy week in early

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