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OPINION
China's looming clash with the U.S. over intellectual property
Michael Dunne
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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China, in EV push, plans ban on fossil-fuel vehicle sales
Staff and wire reports
China is studying plans to set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel powered vehicles, accelerating efforts to reduce oil consumption and pollution while developing EVs in the world's biggest auto market. The move will have a profound impact on the environment and growth of China's auto industry, a top government official said.
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Light-vehicle sales advance in August behind crossovers, SUVs
Automotive News China
Light-vehicle sales in China increased 4.1 percent from a year earlier to nearly 1.88 million in August behind demand for crossovers and SUVs. It was the third consecutive month the market has grown after taking a beating from an increase in the sales tax on small vehicles at the beginning of the year.
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Mercedes, Audi maintain sales growth
Automotive News China
Audi AG deliveries in China rose 10 percent year on year to 54,205 vehicles in August -- enough to maintain a narrow lead over hard-charging Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes sales jumped 25 percent year on year to 50,505 vehicles in August.

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China takes lead in EV deployment, according to new measure
Automotive News
DETROIT --- China, once lagging in electrified-vehicle deployment, has become a global leader, according to a new yardstick created by consulting firm AlixPartners. In the company's Automotive Electrification Index, a country's "e-range" is calculated by multiplying the number of electric vehicles sold by the electric range of those vehicles.
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Geely's August sales continue to forge ahead on crossover volumes
Automotive News China
Sales of Geely Automobile Holdings have remained robust, surging 80 percent year on year to 96,505 vehicles on demand for the four models it put on sale in China last year. The four models -- the Boyue, Emgrand GS and Vision compact crossovers and the Emgrand GL compact sedan ĘC accounted for more than 58 percent of Geely's deliveries in August.
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2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW
VW preps EV crossover for China
Automotive News Europe
Volkswagen AG will showcase a new version of its I.D. Crozz electric crossover at the Frankfurt auto show -- a vehicle that eventually will be sold in China. The updated concept further reveals what the future production version will look like. The concept's front and rear-end, in particular, indicate the look of a production model, VW said in a statement.
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 TOP 10 HEADLINES
OF THE LAST WEEK

How Beijing can fix China's fragmented used-car market

GM August sales climb 12% on Cadillac, Baojun and Chevy volumes

Ford deliveries dip on weak car demand

Hyundai clashes with partner BAIC over suppliers

Nissan slips behind Honda despite August gain

Great Wall sales edge up on strength of new brand

Volvo's August deliveries jump on demand for locally built vehicles

Tencent invests in German flying taxi

Luxshare goes global in dashboard electronics with ZF deal

Future Mobility launches Byton brand, eyes U.S., Europe



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