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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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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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MTD’s Jack Perkowski Interviewed on “Autoline”

I was pleased to be a recent guest on Autoline, hosted by John McElroy, during the show’s recent visit to China. The resulting episode, “Working Behind the Great Wall: Westerners in the Chinese Auto Industry,” features me, along with James Hope of Chery Motors, and Daniel Kirchert of Infiniti China. Our topic of course is [...]

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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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China Cross-Border M&A Continues

In one of the larger overseas industrial acquisitions ever by a Chinese State-Owned Enterprise (“SOE”), Shanghai listed (600458.SS) Times New Material Technology Co., Ltd. (“TMT”) announced last week that it agreed to acquire the Rubber and Plastics Business Unit of ZF Friedrichshafen AG (“ZF”) for $399.3 million. While a number of billion-dollar plus overseas deals [...]

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The Global Auto Forum 2013: Let Volvo Be Volvo

The fourth annual Global Auto Forum (“GAF”) was held in Wuhan last week, and by all measures, it was the most successful ever. Building upon the success of the first three conferences, all of which were held in Chengdu, the GAF has become the leading automotive conference in China. Over 1,000 representatives from the Chinese [...]

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