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  Dongfeng Honda to add 2,200 employees to boost China output
Automotive News China | 2017/6/27

Honda Motor Co.s joint venture with Chinas Dongfeng Motor Corp. plans to hire 2,200 workers this month to boost vehicle production and keep pace with fast-growing sales, the Nikkei news agency reported.  The new employees will allow the partnership to maintain weekend output, according to Nikkei. 
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  Lotus cars may be built in China, Geely owner says
Bloomberg | 2017/6/27

Li Shufu said his Zhejiang Geely Holding Group will consider producing Lotus sports cars in China after purchasing stakes in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings and Lotus, Proton's U.K. unit.  Geely signed a final deal to acquire 49.9 percent of Proton and 51 percent of Lotus Cars from Malaysia's DRB-Hicom and expects to complete the transaction in three months, the Chinese automaker said.
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  Chinese automaker to buy Indiana plant to produce EVs
Automotive News China | 2017/6/27

Chinese automaker Sokon Industry Group Co. will pay $110 million (752 million yuan) to buy the assembly plant of U.S. military vehicle maker AM General to produce electric vehicles in Indiana.  Under the agreement signed last week, Sokons Silicon Valley-based subsidiary -- SF Motors -- will build EVs after retooling the factory.
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  Renault-Nissan to help Mitsubishi expand in China
Hans Greimel | 2017/6/27

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. plans to spur additional sales in China and the United States by using the Renault-Nissan "toolbox" of products, technologies and factories, top executives said.  Mitsubishi has been unable to gain sufficient traction in the world's two biggest auto markets because it has been short on resources, said Mitsubishi Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
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  Ford's China move casts new cloud on Mexican carmaking
Reuters | 2017/6/27

MEXICO CITY -- A second U-turn this year by Ford Motor Co. in Mexico has raised the specter of Chinese competition for local carmaking, adding to pressure on the industry after repeated threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to saddle it with punitive tariffs. 
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  GAC partners with tech firm Huawei to develop connected cars
Automotive News China | 2017/6/27

Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. agreed to partner with mobile phone maker Huawei Technologies Co. to develop connected cars and self-driving vehicles.  The two companies also will design electric vehicles and develop technologies for cloud computing, according to a deal signed between the two partners last week.
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Delphi to supply active safety systems to Great Wall
Automotive News China | 2017/6/27

SHANGHAI -- U.S. supplier Delphi Automotive has contracted to supply active safety systems to Great Wall Motor Co. for its next-generation SUV models.  Under an agreement signed last week, Delphi will deliver cameras, midrange radars and short-range radar starting in 2019.  

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  Tesla moves a step closer to building EVs in China
Reuters | 2017/6/23

Tesla Motors Inc., taking a step closer toward building an electric vehicle assembly plant in China, said it is in exploratory talks with the Shanghai municipal government about the project. Tesla wants to build EVs in China to avoid a 25-percent tariff on imported vehicles. The company didn't provide a timeline for setting up a China factory, but said it expects to "more clearly define" its plans by the end of the year.


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  PSA's sales continue to tumble
Automotive News China | 2017/6/23

PSA Peugeot Citroen's sales in China and Southeast Asia continued to slump in May, dropping 50 percent year on year to below 24,800.  The French automaker did not release country-by-country sales figures but China accounts for nearly all of PSA's Asian volume. 
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  Ford, in bet on low oil prices, shifts more Focus output to China
Reuters | 2017/6/23

Ford Motor Co. is moving some production of the Focus small car to China and will import the vehicle to the U.S. in a long-term bet on low oil prices and stable U.S.-China trade relations despite recent tensions.  The move suggests China could play a much larger role in future vehicle production for North America, perhaps eclipsing Mexico as a low-cost manufacturing source.
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