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Beijing policies dash hope for quick market rebound
Yang Jian | 2019/6/21

SHANGHAI -- At the Shanghai auto show in April, most auto company executives expected China¡¯s new-vehicle market, which contracted in 2018 for the first time in nearly three decades, to resume growth in the second half of 2019.   But the prospects of a quick rebound are diminishing with Beijing¡¯s resolve to enforce stricter emissions rules and a reluctance to cut taxes on vehicle sales.    Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China
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China's red-hot EV market cools
Yang Jian | 2019/6/14

SHANGHAI -- History has repeatedly shown that a market bubble created by government incentives will burst sooner or later.   That¡¯s what is happening with China¡¯s electrified vehicle market. After forging ahead, propelled by government subsidies for five years, the market is in for a hard landing.    Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China
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Beijing may regret retaliating against U.S. automakers
Yang Jian | 2019/6/7

SHANGHAI -- China¡¯s State Administration for Market Regulation this week slapped Changan Ford, Ford Motor Co.¡¯s car joint venture, with a hefty fine for fixing vehicle prices.   As China and the U.S. engage in a full-blown trade war, the ruling has created the impression that Beijing has begun targeting U.S. automakers in retaliation for U.S. President Donald Trump¡¯s tariffs on Chinese products.   Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China
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Hasty rollout of new emissions rules wreaks havoc on dealers
Yang Jian | 2019/5/31

As the new-vehicle market continues to contract, car dealers have come under increasing pressure with rising inventories.   Something else is poised to aggravate their pain: tougher emissions standards to be implemented much sooner than expected.   Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China
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U.S. brands are losing ground in China, but don't blame Trump
Yang Jian | 2019/5/24

SHANGHAI -- The Trump administration slapped punitive tariffs on a broad range of Chinese goods in July 2018, inviting retaliation from Beijing. So far this year, America¡¯s car brands have lost quite a bit of market share in China.   Are the two incidents related?   Not at all.    Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China. 
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  How Beijing's campaign to protect the environment is hurting auto sales
Yang Jian | 2019/5/17

SHANGHAI -- China¡¯s economic growth has shown signs of stabilizing, but new light-vehicle sales have continued to decline, sliding 15 percent year on year to 6.8 million in the first four months.   What is prolonging the auto industry¡¯s slump? A government official points to China¡¯s environment protection campaign as a main culprit.   Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China
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Vehicles with 48-volt systems poised to thrive despite EV hype
Yang Jian | 2019/5/10

SHANGHAI -- Electric vehicle sales are exploding, hundreds of EV startups have emerged and the Chinese government is goading automakers to ramp up EV output with a carbon credit program.   Yet, the green vehicles that will first populate the world¡¯s largest auto market in the foreseeable future are not EVs, but those with cost-effective technology anchored by 48-volt systems.   Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China. 
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At Shanghai auto show, a dim future for most China EV startups
Yang Jian | 2019/4/26

Hundreds of new companies have popped up across China to develop electric vehicles with the dream of becoming the next Tesla.   Yet signs were evident at the Shanghai auto show that most of the EV startups will vanish in the near future.   Some 20 fledging EV makers showcased products at the show but only a small number of them have started production and just three have launched deliveries.   Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China
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Why VW may become 2nd foreign automaker to gain control of China JV
Yang Jian | 2019/4/12

SHANGHAI -- Beijing last year pledged to phase out ownership restrictions on foreign automakers that produce light vehicles through joint ventures in China. Now, Volkswagen Group is likely to become the second global auto manufacturer after BMW Group to gain control of a joint venture formed with a local peer.   The partnership in which VW is seeking to raise its share to more than 50 percent is the one established with Jianghuai Automobile Co.   Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China
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Chinese brands, unfazed by lower subsidies, prep more EVs
Yang Jian | 2019/4/5

SHANGHAI -- Beijing is set to wind down a subsidy program for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids by the end of 2020 after cutting the incentives by more than 50 percent last week.   But judging from the vehicles Chinese brands plan to display this month at the Shanghai auto show, China's EV craze is still going strong.     Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China. 
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