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Electric, fuel cell and autonomous: highlights from 2018 International Exhibition on Transport Technology & Equipment

BEIJING – The 14th International Exhibition on Transport Technology & Equipment, known as China Transpo2018, was held on May 28-30 in Beijing. The new venue at the Beijing New International Exhibition Center is larger than previous years’ and boasted greater floor space and thus more exhibitors and more displays. In total,

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China reduces import tariffs for autos to 15 percent, components tariffs cut to 6 percent

BEIJING – The Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced on May 22 that starting July 1, 2018, import tariffs for automobiles will be reduced to 15 percent, while those for components will be cut to 6 percent. This is a major decision in support of the now 40-years of economic reform

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Key policies and regulations for the commercial vehicle industry in 2018

The commercial vehicle industry drove China’s auto market in 2017 thanks to a slew of policies, non-bigger than the GB1589-2016 standards on dimensions and loading as well as the new China 5 emissions standards. What are key laws and regulations that are already in place or are on the horizon

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Global empire grows: Geely acquires strategic stake in AB Volvo, becomes largest shareholder

HANGZHOU – Geely Holding Group’s rapidly expanding global empire just got bigger, literally and figuratively. The private automaker has acquired an 8.2 percent share capital and 15.6 percent voting rights in AB Volvo, becoming the largest shareholder in the leading Swedish manufacturer of trucks, buses, construction equipment, diesel engines, and

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New energy bus market to see rapid recovery in H2 2017 (II)

Will the new energy bus market recover in the second half of 2017 after a dismal first six months? The answer is definitely yes. There were several large orders for new energy buses from late May to June, indicating a market rally is ongoing. According to relevant personnel from bus

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New energy bus market to see rapid recovery in H2 2017 (I)

Will the new energy bus market recover in the second half of 2017 after a dismal first six months? The answer is definitely yes. There were several large orders for new energy buses from late May to June, indicating a market rally is ongoing. According to relevant personnel from bus

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Do’t put all eggs in the new energy bus market

This issue features key highlights from the recently held 2017 China Beijing International Exhibition on Buses, Trucks and Components, or commonly known as the road transport exhibition, as well as some interesting perspectives from Yao Wei, our guest columnist. The road transport exhibition has virtually become a bus show with

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By not displaying traditional buses, bus makers are missing opportunities again

The road transport exhibition held each year can reflect some market changes. Some of the enterprises are leading indicators for future popular models, while others slow in action display some previously hot models instead of predicting future hot ones. An evident feature of the 2017 China Beijing International Exhibition on

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New energy buses take center stage at bus & truck exhibition

The 2017 China Beijing International Exhibition on Buses, Trucks and Components was held on May 24-26 in Beijing with leading bus manufacturers exhibiting their latest products and innovations. Compared with previous editions, this year’s exhibition had the following key highlights in terms of new products, technology and competitive characteristics.  

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