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Bitauto appoints President Andy Zhang as CEO, William Li to continue as chairman

BEIJING – Bitauto Holdings Ltd., China’s leading provider of internet content & marketing services and transaction services for China’s fast-growing auto industry, announced on January 12 the appointment of Bitauto’s president Andy (Xu’an) Zhang to the position of CEO, effective immediately. Zhang will remain in his current roles as chairman

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China automobile sales up 18.65 percent in October

BEIJING – China’s automobile sales in October increased 18.65 percent from the previous year to 2.65 million units, according to data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on November 10. Of the total, passenger vehicle sales reached 2,344,100 units, up 20.29 percent. The top 10 automakers

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Geely moves into commercial vehicles: a “long journey?”

It has been a busy year for Geely as far as launching new brands is concerned. A week after launching its new passenger vehicle brand LYNK & CO in Gothenburg and Berlin as potentially a “Volkswagen killer,” the private carmaker and owner of Volvo Cars launched Yuancheng Auto – a

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LYNK & CO is a new car brand aiming to reshape the sleeping auto industry

Cars come from China? Nobody has bought them in Western Europe or the U.S. so far. LYNK & CO, a startup and a new brand dares to go global with support from Geely and Volvo. Alain Visser, a member of the board of directors of Volvo Cars’ parent company

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Japanese automakers shut plants in China as anti-Japan protests reignite

  BEIJING – Some major Japanese automakers shut down their manufacturing plants in China early this week as the anti-Japan protests reignited in many cities nationwide caused by the rival claims on a group of islands between the two countries. On September 17, Nissan took the first action to suspend

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Service to distinguish Chinese automakers in Brazil

BEIJING – Customer service at the dealership, and not product quality, will distinguish any automakers, particularly Chinese ones, that try to make inroads in Brazil, the world’s fourth largest automobile market, according to Romero Tavares, a partner with Ernst & Young Brazil, at CBU/CAR’s 2012 Global Automotive Symposium© (GAS 2012)

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