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Report unveils plan to tighten grip on emissions and reduce pollution

China intends to implement its strictest vehicle emissions regulation yet to further reduce air pollution, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said in a report released on Friday (June 1). The ministry will expand supervision over the quality of diesel products and diesel engines and increase the use of rail transportation

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China reduces import tariffs for autos to 15 percent, components tariffs cut to 6 percent

BEIJING – The Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced on May 22 that starting July 1, 2018, import tariffs for automobiles will be reduced to 15 percent, while those for components will be cut to 6 percent. This is a major decision in support of the now 40-years of economic reform

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Global empire grows: Geely acquires strategic stake in AB Volvo, becomes largest shareholder

HANGZHOU – Geely Holding Group’s rapidly expanding global empire just got bigger, literally and figuratively. The private automaker has acquired an 8.2 percent share capital and 15.6 percent voting rights in AB Volvo, becoming the largest shareholder in the leading Swedish manufacturer of trucks, buses, construction equipment, diesel engines, and

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Dongfeng throws down the gauntlet at CCVS as it tries to take back leadership position

Dongfeng Motor Corp., China’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturing and parent company of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. (DFCV), China’s second largest medium and heavy-duty truck manufacturer, had a major product and brand offensive at the annual China Commercial Vehicles Show (CCVS) held in early November in Wuhan. There was no

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Industry players coming together as China V emissions and other tougher standards kick in

WABCO and FAW Jiefang’s strategic cooperation agreement signing on June 26 comes less than a week before China puts into effect the China V emissions standards for heavy-duty diesel vehicles nationwide on July 1. The two events might not be interrelated and it could just be a coincidence, but upon closer

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By not displaying traditional buses, bus makers are missing opportunities again

The road transport exhibition held each year can reflect some market changes. Some of the enterprises are leading indicators for future popular models, while others slow in action display some previously hot models instead of predicting future hot ones. An evident feature of the 2017 China Beijing International Exhibition on

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New energy buses take center stage at bus & truck exhibition

The 2017 China Beijing International Exhibition on Buses, Trucks and Components was held on May 24-26 in Beijing with leading bus manufacturers exhibiting their latest products and innovations. Compared with previous editions, this year’s exhibition had the following key highlights in terms of new products, technology and competitive characteristics.  

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FAW Jiefang’s resurgence thanks to nimble market response and people

Besides the joint ventures FAW-Volkswagen and FAW-Toyota, FAW Jiefang has probably been the only bright spot for FAW Group in recent times as far as its wide array of independent brand arms are concerned. The surprising thing is that it has been trucks, the medium and heavy-duty variety, that

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Novelis to supply aluminum solutions to NextEV

SHANGHAI/ATLANTA – Novelis signed an agreement with Chinese startup NextEV (NIO) on March 16 to provide innovative aluminum solutions for its fleet of smart, high-performance, premium electric vehicles. The partnership with NIO marks Novelis’ first major commitment in the premium electric vehicle space. As the industry leader, Novelis is uniquely

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