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The ‘Ownership Scare’ In China’s Auto Supply Industry

The automotive supply industry has been one of the most unregulated industries in China, with the industry becoming progressively less regulated over the past 20 years. While there are increasing regulations regarding emissions, safety, warranties and other areas that impact suppliers, ownership and other corporate governance rules have been among the most liberal in the [...]

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China Auto Update: 2014 First Half

Despite a slowing economy, China’s auto industry sales were strong during the first six months of the year. Passenger car sales registered a double-digit increase of 11 percent to 9.6 million units during the period as consumers continued to flock to dealer showrooms. The slowing economy did have an impact on the commercial vehicle market, [...]

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The Dream of Exporting China-Made Cars to the United States

The ink wasn’t even dry on articles hailing the potential of China’s automobile market when China’s car makers began to dream of the day when they could sell their China made cars to the United States. While this dream has proven to be elusive, despite the ambitions and efforts of Chinese car makers to make [...]

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China Leads In Renewable Investment—Again!

China Leads In Renewable Investment—Again!

Every opportunity — and every problem — in China is big! There is no such thing as a small opportunity, or a small problem, in the world’s most populous country. That is certainly true when it comes to environmental and energy issues. With more cars on the road every year and increasing demands for power [...]

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The Price Of Fighting Corruption In China

Ever since President Xi Jinping announced his anti-corruption drive in 2013, there has been a steady flow of anecdotal evidence suggesting that fighting corruption in China is having a very real economic impact on the country. Everyone in China was somewhat amused to hear earlier this year that luxury hotels were actively trying to downgrade [...]

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In China, Cash is (Still) King!

Over the past several months, stories that China is running short of cash have become prevalent. For example, a recent Wall Street Journal article featured Xie Daoliang and the financing issues faced by his company, a Chinese manufacturer of bulldozer treads for heavy machinery. A U.S. capital goods company looking to enter China asked for [...]

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MTD’s 2014 Beijing Auto Show Preview

In a few weeks, auto makers, suppliers and consumers from all over the world will travel to China’s capital city to see the latest auto technology on display at the 13th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition (“Auto China”). The first edition of Auto China was held almost twenty-five years ago in 1990, and every year since [...]

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What’s It Like to Buy a Tesla in China?

China figures big in the future plans of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), the Palo Alto, California-based electric car company that has captured the imagination of so many car enthusiasts — and investors. To illustrate how important China is to the company, Veronica Wu, Vice President of Tesla’s China operations, said earlier this year that she expects China [...]

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Podcast: Chinese Investment in the United States

In the latest in our new series of podcasts, MTD‘s Jack Perkowski talks with Wade Taylor, Host of wsRadio.com’s China America Business and Lifestyle Show, about Chinese investment in the United States. Click here to listen to the full show.

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Can Tesla Outsell Porsche in China?

Over the past few weeks, there have been several announcements regarding the activities of Tesla Motors, Inc. (NasdaqGS:TSLA) in China. In late January, Tesla announced that a version of its Model S, which sells for $81,070 in the United States, would retail for 734,000 yuan ($121,300) in China after shipping costs and import duty and [...]

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