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Li Anding: Shame on you, brothers!

The debate about relaxing the 50:50 joint venture equity rules has been going on for years. In the name of protecting Chinese brands, the conservatives have been labeling their opponents, who call for relaxing the rule, national traitors. But it would be ridiculous to mark two people in the pro-reforming

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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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David Schoch: Joint ventures key to Ford’s success in China

BEIJING – Joint ventures are key to Ford Motor Co.’s success in China, according to David Schoch, group vice president and president of Asia Pacific. “We love our joint ventures,” said Schoch in his keynote address on April 17. “They help us to mitigate risks, we share development and technology,

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Parliamentary sessions and reform of the auto industry

The 2nd session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) and the 2nd annual session of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), known as China’s two parliamentary sessions, were held in Beijing last month. During the annual sessions, members of the NPC, China’s legislature, and members of the

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China to relax equity share control, but not overnight

At a recent news conference, MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) spokesman Xiao Chunquan told reporters that China would relax equity share control of joint venture vehicle manufacturers and his ministry would be working on specific procedures in doing so. A revision of the China’s current automotive industry policies

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