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Auto execs seek regulatory support on NEVs and autonomous driving at “Two Sessions”

BEIJING – The First Annual Session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) and the First Session of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), known as the “Two Sessions” held each year by China’s top legislative and advisory bodies, were held from March 3-20 this year. Delegates and

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Auto execs seek regulatory support on NEVs and autonomous driving at “Two Sessions”

BEIJING – The First Annual Session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) and the First Session of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), known as the “Two Sessions” held each year by China’s top legislative and advisory bodies, were opened earlier in March this year. Delegates and

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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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Scania-Higer a role model for how companies can cooperate (II)

On November 9, Scania and Higer inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art bus and coach factory in Suzhou dedicated to building the Scania Touring and Scania-Higer dual-branded high-end buses and coaches. The milestone event marks 10 years of a unique cooperation between the two partners – a pure commercial partnership where Higer

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Scania-Higer a role model for how companies can cooperate (I)

On November 9, Scania and Higer inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art bus and coach factory in Suzhou dedicated to building the Scania Touring and Scania-Higer dual-branded high-end buses and coaches. The milestone event marks 10 years of a unique cooperation between the two partners – a pure commercial partnership where Higer

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Scania-Higer a role model for how companies can cooperate

On November 9, Scania and Higer inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art bus and coach factory in Suzhou dedicated to building the Scania Touring and Scania-Higer dual-branded high-end buses and coaches. The milestone event marks 10 years of a unique cooperation between the two partners – a pure commercial partnership where Higer

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Battery makers and OEMs row over battery draft regulatio

BEIJING – The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released in October a national standard on traction batteries, namely the Specification and Dimension of Traction Battery for Electric Vehicles and the Coding Standards for Automotive Traction Batteries (Draft for Comments). The draft standard divides traction batteries into cylindrical cells,

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Beijing to stop releasing compulsory local standards

BEIJING – The Capital Committee for Standardization officially approved the 2016 Beijing Standardization Working Planning recently. According to the Working Planning, Beijing will stop releasing compulsory local standards except special areas regulated by laws and regulations and reform proposals of the State Council. The committee will compile and execute the

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China to release mandatory cold chain standards within year

BEIJING – China is drafting mandatory cold chain standards and will release the standards by yearend at the earliest, according to Qin Yuming, secretary general of Cold Chain Logistics Commission, China Federation and Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP). Fresh food e-commerce trade size was ¥56 billion ($8.6 billion) in 2015 and

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Beijing to enforce strictest ever emissions standards in 2017

BEIJING – The Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau released the exposure draft of the Beijing-VI emissions standards recently, including three standards for light-duty vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles and heavy-duty engines. The standards, also known as the strictest emissions standards ever, will be implemented starting from December 1, 2017. The Beijing-VI standards for

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