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  IAC names new China chief
Automotive News China | 2017/12/5

International Automotive Components named Daniel Linder vice president of its China operations.  Linder will be based in IACí»s regional headquarters in Shanghai.  He succeeds Yang Qiu Ming.
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  Faurecia, local auto parts maker partner to supply GM Wuling
Automotive News China | 2017/12/5

French auto parts maker Faurecia established a joint venture with Wuling Industry Co. to supply interior components to SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co. and other customers.  The joint venture will produce instrument panels, center consoles, door panels and acoustic parts for Baojun passenger vehicles and Wuling microvans.
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  Continental launches turbo plant in China
Automotive News China | 2017/11/28

Continental AG opened a turbocharger plant at its manufacturing complex in Shanghai last week to supply automakers producing in China.  The facility is Continentalí»s first turbo plant outside Europe, the company said. The 2,000-square-meter plant first will supply turbochargers for the 2.0-liter gasoline engine used in the Volkswagen Teramont SUV.
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  Spain's Gestamp opens r&d center in Shanghai
Automotive News China | 2017/11/28

Gestamp Automocion, a metal-stamping supplier based in Spain, has opened an r&d center in Shanghai.  The 2,550-square-meter facility will employ 40 workers, and it will focus on basic research as well as applications engineering for customers. It will also conducted engineering activities for Edscha, a Gestamp subsidiary that produces convertible roof systems.
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  Nexteer to build Asian technical center in Suzhou
Automotive News China | 2017/11/21

 Nexteer Automotive, a global supplier of steering systems, launched construction last week of its Asian technical center in the east China city of Suzhou. The 30,000-square-meter (322,917-square-foot) center will be in Suzhouí»s industrial park, according to Nexteer.  
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  Geely targets Russia with new Belarus factory
Reuters | 2017/11/20

MINSK, Belarus -- A joint venture between Belarus and China's Geely Automobile launched a plant producing Belarussian-made crossovers that will target Russia. Annual vehicle capacity at the plant, 44 miles from Minsk, is set at 60,000. Geely said 90 percent of the cars produced at the factory will be targeted at Russia, where it sold only 1,700 vehicles in the first nine months of the year.
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  Contemporary Amperex preps IPO to fund EV battery plant, r&d center
Automotive News China | 2017/11/17

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Chinaí»s largest electric vehicle battery producer, plans an initial public stock offering to raise 21.7 billion yuan ($3.3 billion).  The company said 9.9 billion yuan will fund construction of an EV battery plant in Ningde, while 4.2 billion will finance an r&d center near the plant.
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  Chinese-owned SF Motors finalizes deal for AM General U.S. plant
Automotive News | 2017/11/7

Chinese-owned electric vehicle company SF Motors Inc. completed its acquisition of AM General's commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka, Ind.  The Silicon Valley-based company, established by China's Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, will use the plant for North American EV production and will keep current workers "through several phases." 
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  Key Safety files final deal to buy airbag maker Takata
Crain's Detroit Business | 2017/11/7

Key Safety Systems Inc. reached a final deal worth nearly $1.6 billion (10.6 billion yuan) to acquire the assets of Japanese airbag supplier Takata Corp., which declared bankruptcy after its defective airbag inflators were linked to 17 deaths.  
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  Wanxiang Chairman Lu Guanqiu dies at age 72
Automotive News China | 2017/11/3

Wanxiang Group, a major Chinese supplier of chassis components, said founder and Chairman Lu Guanqiu died last week at age 72.   Lu established Wanxiang in 1969 in the east China city of Hangzhou.  The company started as a small producer of agricultural equipment and later began producing universal joints for vehicles.
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OF THE LAST WEEK
Thriving Baojun bodes well for GM's future in China

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VW-brand sales rise 16% in November

EV demand continues to soar

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Mazda deliveries rise behind demand for fuel-efficient cars

REV Group to build vehicles with Chery in Wuhu

China sales slip in Nov. on weaker car, MPV demand

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BAIC to halt sales of gasoline-powered vehicles in 2025

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