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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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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang: China to completely open up manufacturing sector

BEIJING – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang reiterated to the press on March 20 that China will completely open up the country’s manufacturing sector to foreign investment without imposing compulsory technology transfers from foreign companies. Li made the comments while responding to a question from Bloomberg over China’s reform on foreign investment

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Jump in! The auto industry is “open” for business

China’s auto industry is expected to open wider to foreign investment with lesser restrictions after a series of comments made by the country’s top officials including Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the ongoing annual “Two Sessions.” Li, in his government work report delivered on March 5 at the opening meeting of

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Five takeaways from five Sino-German auto deals during Premier Li’s official state visit

During Premier Li Keqiang’s official state visit to Germany in early June, five major deals involving Chinese and German automotive OEMs, suppliers and tech companies in the area of EVs and smart mobility were signed. On May 31, Continental signed an agreement with China’s smart EV startup to collaborate on

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Wild swings up and down show it’s still a policy driven market

All things that go up must come down, or it could be the other way around. This issue’s feature on the natural gas heavy-duty truck showed exactly this weird but always seem to be true phenomenon for China’s auto industry. For the heavy-duty truck market, everything seems to be going

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Wild swings up and down show it’s still a policy driven market

All things that go up must come down, or it could be the other way around. This issue’s features on the natural gas heavy-duty truck, natural gas bus and plug-in hybrid bus markets showed exactly this weird but always seem to be true phenomenon for China’s auto industry. For the

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From NEV to CEV: the government work report and the auto industry

The annual sessions for the CPPCC and NPC, China's top legislative and advisory bodies, were held in early March. The Two Sessions is a time for automotive executives who are also CPPCC or NPC members to submit a variety of proposals and motions aimed at improving the industry and in

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