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Real estate developers' entry bodes well for China's EV ambitions
Yang Jian | 2018/8/17

SHANGHAI -- Since last year, several major Chinese real estate developers have placed a bet on electric vehicles. They see synergies to be generated between EVs and their existing business, rather than short-term financial gains.   Their investments will help Chinese EV makers better cope with high capital expenditures and weather potential market risks.   Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China.
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Multiple challenges in China await FCA's new CEO
Yang Jian | 2018/7/27

SHANGHAI -- In addition to putting the brakes on a China sales slump, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles faces key challenges in the world¡¯s largest auto market that need swift action from new CEO Mike Manley.   These include addressing retaliatory Chinese duties on imported vehicles, meeting stiffer rules on fuel economy and electrified vehicle production and improving the quality and images of two of its key brands.    Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of    Automotive News China.
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BMW, VW win Beijing's green light to gain control of China joint ventures
Yang Jian | 2018/7/20

SHANGHAI -- When Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Germany last week, BMW Group and Volkswagen Group each signed deals pledging to invest more in their China joint ventures.   And the German automakers obtained something in return -- the opportunity to gain control of local joint ventures before other foreign peers.   Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China.
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How this year's trade war is a different ballgame
Hans Greimel | 2018/7/17

Superficial similarities abound between the latest U.S. trade war with China and earlier, mostly failed campaigns against Japan.   But striking differences also suggest U.S. President Donald Trump's gambit might have better leverage.   Pictured: Hans Greimel is Asia editor of  Automotive News 
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Trump's trade war delivers unintended boon to China's auto industry
Yang Jian | 2018/7/13

SHANGHAI -- The United States has been by far the largest export market for China for many years. For that reason, the trade war U.S. President Donald Trump is waging against China may well sap the growth of the Chinese economy.   But China¡¯s auto industry has little to lose and much more to gain from Trump¡¯s crusade and the response it has elicited from the Chinese government.   Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China.
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China's unbridled EV push wreaks havoc on battery makers
Yang Jian | 2018/7/6

Burdened with underused plants, dozens of EV battery suppliers have gone out of business in China since 2015.   And more likely will meet the same fate as China raises technical and performance requirements for batteries in what has become a capital-intensive race to dominate the global market for electrified vehicles.   Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of   Automotive News China
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Used vehicles in China remain a challenging market to play
Yang Jian | 2018/6/29

Used-car sales have outpaced new-vehicle deliveries in China for years. A slew of online used-vehicle trading companies routinely bombard TV viewers and drivers with ads and giant LED screens affixed to office buildings.   China¡¯s used-car market continues to boom but remains fragmented and the landscape is getting increasingly challenging.    Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China.
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Trump's trade crusade casts uncertainty over foreign automakers in China
Yang Jian | 2018/6/22

SHANGHAI -- The Chinese auto market is relatively healthy. As the nation¡¯s middle class keeps growing, most global automakers are producing higher sales and healthy profits from China operations. But now foreign automakers have a big headache: the implications of a smoldering trade war an unpredictable U.S. president is waging against China.   Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China.
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Tesla's missteps offer timely lesson for China's EV startups
Yang Jian | 2018/6/15

SHANGHAI -- Attracted by the consumer buzz and high market valuation Tesla Inc. has enjoyed over traditional carmakers, a slew of electric vehicle manufacturers have sprung up in China over the past few years.   Chinese EV startups are now looking to their American peer not for inspiration but for lessons from the mistakes it has made.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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Beijing turns a big corner: Privatizing troubled automakers
Yang Jian | 2018/6/8

SHANGHAI -- China has a lot of inefficient state-owned automakers. And for years the Chinese government has tried in one way or another to revitalize them, but to no avail.  Running out of options, the government has finally realized that the only way to ensure these companies¡¯ survival is a takeover from private or outside investors.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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Real estate developers' entry bodes well for China's EV ambitions

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Sales at PSA joint venture fall after 6-month rebound

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Electrified vehicle sales approach half a million in first 7 months after July surge

EV maker Nio files for IPO

Faraday Future sets up HQ in China

Light-vehicle sales drop in July behind weak crossover, SUV volume

VW brand deliveries dip again as consumers delay purchases over lower tariffs

Audi narrowly outsells Mercedes-Benz in July

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