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FRANKFURT -- German automakers appealed for tariff-free trade to preserve jobs in Europe and the
United States, as the country's auto industry association
reported exports of German light vehicles from the United States to China dropped 37 percent last year.
The Automotive News China Newsletter is taking a break and will resume Jan. 7.
China's state planner approved tougher new regulations on investment in the auto industry, a draft of which spooked automakers earlier this year, as it tightens the screws on companies adding manufacturing capacity. The National Development and Reform Commission also said it would ban the establishment of new independent enterprises that make only traditional combustion engines, amid the country's wider push toward new-energy vehicles.