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The tariff cut and its short- and long-term impacts on the industry

The swift move by the Ministry of Finance on May 22 to cut import tariffs for automobiles and components (see China reduces import tariffs for autos to 15 percent, components tariffs cut to 6 percent), coming just 42 days after President Xi Jinping vowed at the Bo’ao Forum for Asia

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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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Stay calm and carry on: 50:50 JV equity rule relaxation coming at the right time

Tesla CEO Elon Musk must be on cloud nine right now. The comments from Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 10 at the Boao Forum for Asia 2018 Annual Conference that China would reduce limits on foreign investment in the auto industry (see Bye bye 50:50 JV equity rule? Chinese President

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The Trump card: Equity relaxation is “Presidential” gift for the U.S. and rest of the world

Chinese and U.S. companies signed deals worth an eye-popping more than $253.5 billion during U.S. President Donald Trump’s “state visit-plus” to China in November. The figure, which set a record for China-U.S. trade relations, was revealed by the Ministry of Commerce on November 9 after Chinese President Xi Jinping and Trump

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The Trump card: Equity relaxation is “Presidential” gift for the U.S. and rest of the world

Chinese and U.S. companies signed deals worth an eye-popping more than $253.5 billion during U.S. President Donald Trump’s “state visit-plus” to China this week. The figure, which set a record for China-U.S. trade relations, was revealed by the Ministry of Commerce on November 9 after Chinese President Xi Jinping and

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Moving forward: Robin Li maps out global expansion for Baidu

In 1999, bearing a dream of “changing people’s life with science and technology,” Robin (Yanhong) Li returned to China from New York and founded Baidu. After years of efforts, Li has one of the most impressive search engine technical teams in the world. Its management team, product design team, development

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China makes all the right connections ¨C smart e-mobility in the next 5 years

Many of us aren’t aware of how historical the times we live in China. As President Xin Jinping said at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou in early September: “Proceeding from the new starting point, China will pursue an innovation-driven development strategy to create stronger growth drivers. Scientific and technological

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JAC-Volkswagen: a milestone, a match “tailor made” and a potential policy buster

The blockbuster news of the week is the signing of an MOU on September 6 between Volkswagen AG and Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC) to jointly develop battery-powered electric vehicles in China and potentially establish a joint venture. The MOU comes less than a year after Premier Li Keqiang visited

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