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Is the SAIC-Audi tie-up a win-win or a negative-sum game? (III)

Now it may be a little late for FAW and Audi to talk about establishing a JV sales company, but it’s better late than never. However, the SAIC-Audi cooperation has already begun. If it falls through just because FAW and Audi are going to establish a JV sales company, what

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Is the SAIC-Audi tie-up a win-win or a negative-sum game? (II)

Dealers are reportedly refusing to purchase imported cars to force Audi to accept the statement, which means Audi is definitely in a dilemma. What choice it finally makes will depend not only on the decision maker’s boldness and wisdom, but also on the attitude of SAIC and FAW. But the

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Is the SAIC-Audi tie-up a win-win or a negative-sum game? (I)

FAW-VW Audi dealers have recently founded a dealer association and issued a statement saying that after achieving the sales target of 1 million Audi cars by 2020, they will not object to Audi having a new partner in China (namely SAIC). They are also requiring that Audi “provide a reasonable

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Is the SAIC-Audi tie-up a win-win or a negative-sum game?

FAW-VW Audi dealers have recently founded a dealer association and issued a statement saying that after achieving the sales target of 1 million Audi cars by 2020, they will not object to Audi having a new partner in China (namely SAIC). They are also requiring that Audi “provide a reasonable

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JAC-Volkswagen: a milestone, a match “tailor made” and a potential policy buster

The blockbuster news of the week is the signing of an MOU on September 6 between Volkswagen AG and Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC) to jointly develop battery-powered electric vehicles in China and potentially establish a joint venture. The MOU comes less than a year after Premier Li Keqiang visited

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VW remarks not enough to safeguard its China market

Equity increase delay – what does FAW say? During the Guangzhou Auto Show, both Volkswagen China CEO Jochem Heizmann and executive vice president Weiming Soh revealed that Volkswagen would postpone the planned stake increase in the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture for two to three years. Little interpretation about their statement has

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VW China’s 30 years of accomplishments: localization and self-defamatio

Although Volkswagen’s arrival in China in 1984 was a landmark event for the automobile industry, Shanghai-Volkswagen’s recent 30th anniversary celebration seemed quite low-key. Participants came from Volkswagen headquarters in Germany and were joined by top executives from SAIC and Shanghai-Volkswagen. But no government officials were present and there were only

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