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Logistics cost reduction bodes well for truck makers, owners and fleet operators

The Chinese government has moved swiftly this year on many fronts to provide a better market operating environment for both Chinese and foreign enterprises. The reduction in tariffs for imported automobiles and components announced on May 22, for example, came just 42 days after President Xi Jinping said that the country

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Will AI free Beijing from traffic jams in the near future?

With a population of more than 30 million, Beijing citizens face traffic congestion on a regular basis despite the government’s great efforts to maintain a smooth traffic flow, such as car usage limitations, tolls, and public transport subsidies. China aims to race ahead of everyone in electrified and autonomous vehicles,

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Charging forward: China to build more EV charging facilities

In 2015, China sold 330,000 new energy vehicles. The record-making sales volume made China the world’s No. 1 EV market. However statistics from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) show, charging poles numbered merely 57,000 by the end of 2015. While the central government planned to have 40,000 charging poles

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Chinese auto market still full of potential

The 2016 International Forum (TEDA) on Chinese Automotive Industry Development, with a theme of “Reform the Supply Front and Reshape the New Drive,” was held in Tianjin on September 2-4. About 1,000 automotive executives, government and industry association officials, leaders of internet and high-tech companies and the media shared their

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Government launches £¤4.7 trillion plan to improve infrastructure in next three years

BEIJING – A three-year action plan to improve the country’s infrastructure has been formally launched, with a total investment of ¥4.7 trillion ($723.8 billion), the Shanghai Securities News reported on May 12. The plan, jointly issued by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Transport, aims to

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Xu Chaoqian: breaking local protectionism a must to speed up NEV development

HEFEI, Anhui – To promote new energy vehicle development, local protectionism must be broken up, said Xu Chaoqian, deputy director general of the Department of High and New Technology Development and Industrialization under the Ministry of Science and Technology. Xu made such remark at the 2016 China New Energy Vehicle

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The annual session and the auto industry

The government work report delivered by Premier Li Keqiang at this year’s annual session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) on March 5 again touched upon several issues related to the auto industry. Automotive executives who are delegates of the NPC or members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

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China’s 13th Five-Year Plan and the Auto Industry

The 13th Five-Year Plan for the Economic and Social Development of the People’s Republic of China (13th Five-Year Plan) was released by the Chinese government on March 17. The 20-section, 80-chapter and more than 60,000-character document outlines the country’s policy framework, priorities and economic and social development goals for 2016-2020,

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