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Managing Editor -- Shanghai
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200233 Shanghai
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Recent authored articles

Why China's auto sales are sagging

Industry trade groups and market research firms have produced various theories to explain why the market suddenly ran out of steam. But a website tracking peer-to-peer lending in China has provided one plausible factor.

Desarrolladores inmobiliarios chinos apuestan por vehículos eléctricos

Limits on housing market investments in China have real estate developers looking to the EV market for new money-making opportunities.

Chinese real estate developers bet on EV market

Limits on housing market investments in China have real estate developers looking to the EV market for new money-making opportunities.

Why domestic automakers will not dominate China's luxury EV market

Beijing realizes that young domestic automakers can never beat global giants with traditional combustion-engine technology. The government has therefore bet on EVs, which it believes provide local companies with an opportunity to leapfrog rivals. Will the government's wishes come true? Probably not.

BMW, VW win Beijing's OK to gain control of China JVs

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's government has allowed BMW and VW Group to gain control over local ventures ahead of their foreign rivals, giving the German automakers a big boost in the world's largest vehicle market.

Trump tactics tough on foreign automakers in China

The Chinese auto market is relatively healthy. Foreign automakers in China have had only one major challenge: how to ramp up electrified vehicle output. Now they have another headache.

Didi alliance eyes 10 million EVs by 2028

Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing giant, is partnering with 31 auto industry companies to develop models for shared mobility and new standards for electrified vehicles.

Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domestic automakers. But a complete separation will be hard for nearly all global brands that manufacture in China.

Don't bet on widespread breakups of JVs in China

A complete separation will be hard for some global brands that manufacture in China, and it may not be desirable for major global automakers such as General Motors.

Automakers needn't get caught up in China trade spat

It's probably unrealistic to expect imports to account for a sizable portion of vehicle sales in China.

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