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Pressed to meet EV mandate, automakers bet on electric vans
Yang Jian | 2017/10/13

Two weeks ago, Beijing released the final draft of its carbon credit program. The mandate starts to take effect in 2019, one year later than the original schedule.  Despite the grace period, automakers still need to figure out what kind of electric vehicles they should produce and who would want them. And there is very little time to do so. Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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How Chairman Xu is shaking up China's stodgiest automaker
Yang Jian | 2017/9/29

FAW Group, China¡¯s oldest and stodgiest carmaker, is getting a thorough shake-up from its new chief.  Less than two months after he was named chairman, Xu Liuping has begun to rebuild the company¡¯s management team and streamline its bloated product lineup. Xu is described by domestic media as a reformer, a title he rightly deserves, and his appointment bodes well for FAW¡¯s future.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China. 
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China's growing market becomes more complex for global automakers
Yang Jian | 2017/9/15

China's new-vehicle market, already the world¡¯s largest, continues to expand.  But for global automakers, the country is becoming an increasingly complex marketplace as a California-style carbon trading program forces them to form joint ventures with domestic companies that they would otherwise avoid.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China

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China's looming clash with the U.S. over intellectual property
Michael Dunne | 2017/9/12

We are about to discover the true measure of America's bargaining power with the People's Republic of China.  Brace for a possible head-on collision.  Running in one direction, Chinese officials soon will unveil new regulations designed to give China a decisive upper hand in the market for electric vehicles.  Pictured: Michael Dunne is president of Dunne Automotive. 
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How Beijing can fix China's fragmented used-car market
Yang Jian | 2017/9/8

SHANGHAI -- Beijing, eager to revive the nation¡¯s stagnant economy, asked China¡¯s municipalities last year to lift bans on the sale of used vehicles from other cities.  But since then, it has done nothing to boost the country¡¯s used-car market. That¡¯s a shame. With a little more effort, the government could unleash pent-up demand for secondhand vehicles -- and give struggling dealers a financial boost.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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Will China's crossover market ever stop growing?
Yang Jian | 2017/9/1

SHANGHAI -- At the Chengdu auto show last week, most of the new models were crossovers.  This is no surprise, given that crossover sales in China have soared over the past decade. But auto executives might naturally wonder when this trend will finally sputter out.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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Efficient U.S. factories compete with China's cheap labor
Michael Dunne | 2017/8/29

True or false: Chinese labor remains cheap, so American auto workers will continue to see their jobs slip away to China.  False. Not because Chinese wages are suddenly expensive, but because labor costs don¡¯t matter as much as they used to.  What counts are total manufacturing costs, and America is starting to look very competitive.  Pictured: Michael Dunne is president of Dunne Automotive. 
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Why it makes sense for Great Wall to buy Jeep
Yang Jian | 2017/8/25

SHANGHAI -- Wang Fengying, president of Great Wall Motor Co. told Automotive News last week that Great Wall wants to buy Jeep and was "connecting with FCA" to begin negotiations.  Fiat Chrysler subsequently denied that it had been contacted, but the Italian-American automaker should not give Wang the cold shoulder. A deal would make perfect sense not only for Great Wall, but also Fiat Chrysler.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China
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Time for Beijing to postpone EV quotas
Yang Jian | 2017/8/18

SHANGHAI -- Beijing intends to enact a quota system in 2018 to goad automakers to drastically expand electric vehicle production. To date, very few automakers -- foreign or domestic -- are ready to adopt the system.  The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers disclosed last week that the program likely will take effect this month. That creates a scary scenario for the Chinese auto industry. Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China
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How FAW's new chairman can rescue the company
Yang Jian | 2017/8/11

Beijing has dispatched Xu Liuping, former head of China Changan Automobile Group Co., to lead China FAW Group Corp.  After arriving at FAW last week, Xu vowed to revive the company's car business in three to five years.  Xu earned renown for transforming Changan from a manufacturer of cheap minibuses into China's largest producer of passenger cars.  But fixing the moribund car business at FAW, China's oldest state-owned automaker, will require a herculean effort. The company suffers a variety of ills and three problems must be addressed promptly. 
 Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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TOP 10 HEADLINES
OF THE LAST WEEK
Pressed to meet EV mandate, automakers bet on electric vans

Light-vehicle sales rise in September on crossover, SUV demand

Volvo CEO: China should seek automakers' input on EV rules

GM sales rise behind Cadillac, Baojun volumes

BMW in talks to build Minis in China with Great Wall

Audi deliveries climb on higher Q7, A5 volumes

Geely sales on pace to top 1 million with Sept. surge

Great Wall, Chery target European consumers

FCA downplays talk of consolidation with Great Wall

VW brand sales rise in Sept. as SUVs, crossovers thrive

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