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China is ordering carmakers to conduct checks on electric vehicles after some made by Tesla and Nio caught on fire, spurring anxiety over the safety of battery-powered automobiles. Companies
need to check for potential safety hazards with battery boxes,
waterproof protection in vehicles, high-voltage wiring harnesses, as well as
onboard charging devices, the country¡¯s industry and technology
ministry said in a statement posted on its website.
Land Rover plans to sell the new Defender in China, expanding the global markets for the new generation of its iconic off-roader. The addition of the Defender to Jaguar Land Rover¡¯s Chinese lineup will help the automaker boost sales in a key market where it has seen volume plummet.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on China again if
President Xi Jinping doesn¡¯t meet with him at the upcoming Group of 20
summit in Japan. Trump, indicating he expected China to reach a deal, said in an interview with CNBC that tariffs on about $300 billion in Chinese goods would be enacted
immediately if they don¡¯t reach a pact at the summit this month.