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50:50 JV equity rule relaxation highlights new industry development roadmap

BEIJING – The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) jointly released China’s Auto Industry Mid- to Long-Term Development Plan on April 25. The industry had been looking forward to this document for some time

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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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China EV 100 Forum 2017 talks EV industry innovation and technology upgrading

With a theme of Upgrade Core Technology, Innovation Leads the Future, the China EV100 Forum 2017 was held in Beijing on January 14-15. The forum was organized by China EV 100 and co-organized by Tsinghua University, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC), SAE-China

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50:50 JV equity rule relaxation: matter of when and how, not if

The debate on whether the 50:50 equity share requirement for Sino-foreign vehicle joint ventures should be relaxed or not heated up again in industry and media circles over the last few weeks. At the Summer Davos Forum in Tianjin in late June, National Development and Reform Commissioner Xu Shaoshi indicated

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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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China’s NEV road map and building a strong auto industry

Rao Da, China’s life-long auto analyst and founder of China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), passed away on January 4. In an obituary published on www.autoju.com, editor Feng Shiming fondly remembers how he and his colleagues had enjoyed over the past five years Rao’s insightful and candid analyses of China’s auto

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