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New regulations on auto investment to tighten industry supervision, replace 14-year-old AIDP

BEIJING – The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has issued a draft of regulations that aims to tighten supervision and raise investment thresholds in the auto industry. The Administrative Regulations on Automotive Industry Investment (ARAII) (draft to solicit public opinion), a copy of which CBU/CAR has obtained, is expected to

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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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Why FAW Jiefang outperforms (II)

FAW Jiefang is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in China and an important subsidiary of FAW Group, the “cradle” of China’s auto industry. Hu Hanjie, president of FAW Jiefang and a lifer at FAW, recently shared his insights into the auto industry and philosophies of running the country’s leading heavy-duty

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Why FAW Jiefang outperforms (I)

FAW Jiefang is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in China and an important subsidiary of FAW Group, the “cradle” of China’s auto industry. Hu Hanjie, president of FAW Jiefang and a lifer at FAW, recently shared his insights into the auto industry and philosophies of running the country’s leading heavy-duty

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Why FAW Jiefang outperforms

  FAW Jiefang is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in China and an important subsidiary of FAW Group, the “cradle” of China’s auto industry. Hu Hanjie, president of FAW Jiefang and a lifer at FAW, recently shared his insights into the auto industry and philosophies of running the country’s leading

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50:50 JV equity rule may be history by 2020

The Auto Industry Mid- to Long-Term Development Plan released on April 25 is the clearest indication yet that the relaxation of the 50:50 equity requirement for vehicle joint ventures in China is now just a matter of time. And that time may come sooner rather than later, judging from

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What’s the winning formula in the era of smart EVs?

On September 6 in Wolfsburg, Volkswagen AG signed an MOU with Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC) for a potential partnership and a possible joint venture to make electric cars in China. “As we aim to be at the forefront of e-mobility, Volkswagen Group is looking forward to explore all options

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Chen Zhixin: SAIC Motor to build new besieged city of auto industry instead of guarding the old one

SAIC Motor will not guard the besieged city of traditional auto industry, but to build a new one, according to Chen Zhixin, president of China’s largest automaker. “The current auto industry is like a besieged city, those who are outside want to get in and those who are inside want

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Parliament members discuss auto industry reform at annual meeting

Senior automotive executives and officials who are members of China’s parliament, the National People’s Congress (NPC)and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), put forward a variety of legislative proposals and suggestions related to China’s auto industry during the annual session in Beijing last week. The following is a summary

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