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BMW: China to be a leading market for highly automated driving

SHANGHAI – China will be a leading market for the development of highly automated driving, according to Dr. René Weis, senior vice president of R&D Center at BMW China Services Ltd. Weis made the comments while speaking about BMW’s efforts in China in the area of digitalization, automated driving and

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BMW China announces new executive appointments

BEIJING – BMW (China) Automotive Trading Co., Ltd. and BMW-Brilliance Automotive Ltd. have announced a series of executive changes over the past few days, starting with Liu Zhi’s appointment as president of BMW China replacing Ivan Koh, who will take a new senior managerial role at BMW Group Asia Pacific

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Olaf Kastner appointed head of BMW Group China sales regio

MUNICH/BEIJING – Olaf Kastner, currently president & CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBA), has been appointed president and CEO of BMW Group China sales region effective December 1, 2015, according to a BMW statement on November 9. Kastner will succeed Karsten Engel, who will be returning to Germany.

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Slowed market leads to consolidatio

Independent, JV and JV independent brands Government support of JV independent brands was confirmed recently by two officials: Su Bo, vice minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and Chen Jianguo, deputy director of Industrial Coordination, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Vice minister Su said on

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Why is Brilliance China against JV independent branding?

While most joint venture OEMs are launching or preparing to launch the so-called “JV independent” vehicle brands, Qi Yumin, chairman of Brilliance Auto Group, has come out with a different voice: JV independent branding would create a series of problems. Qi’s comment seems to differ from those of his partner,

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BMW-Brilliance announces export of 5-Series Li

SHENYANG, Liaoning – BMW-Brilliance officially announced the export of Chinese-made long-wheelbase version of the BMW 5-Series on December 2, according to a report in International Finance New. The company also announced that the first-phase construction of its new plant in Tiexi, Shenyang, which started in June 2006, has been

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