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New Concepts and New Business Forms: 2017 IFCAID to be held on September 8-10

BEIJING – The 2017 International Forum (TEDA) on Chinese Automotive Industry Development (IFCAID) will be held in Tianjin on September 8-10 with a theme of New Concepts and New Business Forms, according to Yu Kai, Party secretary of China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC). Yu made the announcement at

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AutoLab forum talks manufacturing, using and financing the vehicle

The Third AutoLab Auto Industry Annual Forum organized by AutoLab, a communications and service platform focused on new energy vehicles, telematics, aftermarket, e-commerce and entrepreneurship and investment, was held on December 2 in Shanghai. With a theme of “Uniting Forces and Confronting Transformation,” the forum discussed new manufacturing movement, smart

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Global auto industry to witness five major trends, says BMW China’s Olaf Kastner

SHANGHAI – The global automotive industry is in great transformations in recent years and a brand new feature will emerge for the whole industry soon, according to Olaf Kastner, president and CEO of BMW Group Region China. Kastner made the comments while speaking at the 14th Annual China Automotive Industry

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Even the best carmakers may not survive

The 2015 International Forum (TEDA) on Chinese Automotive Industry Development, with a theme of “New Normal: Vision and Path for the Industry in 2020,” was held on September 11-13 in Tianjin. Around 700 automotive executives, government and industry association officials and the media shared their ideas and opinions on the

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Younger consumer demographic requires different branding strategy

Automakers are increasingly adopting different strategies to cater to young consumers, especially the “post-90s” generation, according to several OEM executives who spoke at the forum. “Consumers that are born in the 1980s and 1990s are becoming mainstream car buyers in the Chinese market,” said Takahiro Hachigo, vice president, Honda Motor

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Executives and officials discuss state of industry at Tianjin forum

The annual International Forum (TEDA) on China Automotive Industry Development, with a theme of “Responsibility and the Future,” was held in Tianjin on September 6-8. Around 700 automotive executives, government and industry association officials and the media came together to discuss topics including new energy vehicles, automobile export, safety, pollution

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