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New regulations on auto investment to tighten industry supervision, replace 14-year-old AIDP

BEIJING – The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has issued a draft of regulations that aims to tighten supervision and raise investment thresholds in the auto industry. The Administrative Regulations on Automotive Industry Investment (ARAII) (draft to solicit public opinion), a copy of which CBU/CAR has obtained, is expected to

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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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Thirteen ministries and commissions issue new regulation promoting natural gas use

BEIJING – Thirteen ministries and commissions including the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Transportation jointly released The Opinions on Accelerating the Utilization of Natural Gas on June 23. The Opinion requires various industries to accelerate the natural gas utilization, improve the proportion of natural gas in

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Volvo Cars to launch advanced autonomous driving experiment in China, seeks legislative support

BEIJING – Volvo Cars plans to launch China’s most advanced autonomous driving experiment in which local drivers will test autonomous driving cars on public roads in everyday driving conditions, according to CEO Håkan Samuelsson. Samuelsson made the announcement at the 2016 Beijing Automotive Driving Panel Debate, which had a theme

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Parliament members discuss auto industry reform at annual meeting

Senior automotive executives and officials who are members of China’s parliament, the National People’s Congress (NPC)and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), put forward a variety of legislative proposals and suggestions related to China’s auto industry during the annual session in Beijing last week. The following is a summary

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