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Trade Wars: Commerce Finds Dumping, Countervailable Subsidies of Chinese and Thailand Propane Cylinders

During 2017, imports of steel propane cylinders from China and Thailand were valued at an estimated $89.8 million and $14.1 million, respectively. In addition, Commerce found that exporters from China received countervailable subsidies at rates from 37.91 to 142.37%. Continue reading

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People – Changes at Mercedes-Benz Cars

Britta Seeger, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales: “With Jan Madeja, Nicholas Speeks and Holger Suffel we have found excellent managers and proven sales experts with many years of experience for our markets China, USA and Russia. I wish them every success with their new tasks. My special thanks goes to Dietmar Exler who leaves our company at his own request. Under his leadership, Mercedes-Benz has been able to maintain its market leadership in the premium segment every year since 2016.” Continue reading

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Nissan Moves China Design Center to Shanghai

Nissan Design China, previously based in Beijing, will continue creating products for global customers including those in China, and presumably (pay no attention Trump) Japan, the Americas and Africa and Europe.   Continue reading

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Renault Nissan Establish Joint Innovation Hub in China

he Alliance Automotive Research and Development (Shanghai), Ltd., dubbed as Alliance Innovation Lab Shanghai (AIL-SH) has Renault and Nissan each hold 50% of this new entity. It conducts research and development on autonomous drive, connected vehicles and electric vehicles. Technologies pioneered by the innovation hub will be potentially applied to Renault and Nissan vehicles sold in China and around the world. Continue reading

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New 2019 Jeep Cherokee Crossover Debuts at NAIAS

What’s next – how about Jeep imports to US from China? Continue reading

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Beijing Report – Acura CDX Compact SUV Unveiled

The Acura version will be stateside at some point AutoInformed opines, even though Honda claims this is a crossover mostly for the Chinese market. Continue reading

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China is Responsible for US Manufacturing Job Loss

This manufacturing job loss can be traced to growing trade deficits throughout the decade, and the collapse of manufacturing output following the Great Recession—not rapid gains in productivity brought on by technological advancements—according to Manufacturing Job Loss, a new issue brief from EPI.
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China Sales Propel Buick to Global Sales Record

China sales were the only reason the Buick brand was kept by U.S. Treasury officials while they were killing Pontiac and Hummer during the 2009 taxpayer financed GM bankruptcy reorganization. Continue reading

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China Light Vehicle Sales Remain Strong in August

LMC notes that widespread industry predictions of only single digit growth rates for auto sales this year and for the next couple are increasingly looking erroneous and is sticking to a more than 13% increase during 2013 as a forecast. Continue reading

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China Auto Sales Continue Upward. GM Sets August Record

China’s entire light vehicle market posted a solid start in Q3, with locally‐made light vehicle sales according to the latest data available reaching 1.43 million units in July, up 9.3% from a year earlier. Continue reading

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Chinese Government Approves Volvo Car Plants

Chinese government approved the establishment Volvo Car Group plants in Daqing and Zhangjiakou. As a result, Zhejiang Geely-owned Volvo Cars will have a bigger Chinese industrial presence then it has in Sweden when you include Chengdu, which is already building prototype stretched versions of the S60 sedan. Continue reading

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GM, Ford Set China Sales Records in June and First Half

Nonetheless, stockholders at Ford Motor are so far not benefiting from the success in China. Rapid expansion and payments to partners are keeping money in China and not returning it to the U.S. as Ford lost $72 million in Asia-Pacific during 2012. General Motors shareholders in theory are doing better. GM’s International Operations full-year EBIT-adjusted was $2.2 billion in 2012 compared with $1.9 billion in 2011. However, GM pays no dividend on common stock. Continue reading

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Guangqi Honda Selling Unique Crider in China. Exports Certain

Proving that automotive marketing babble is universal regardless of language, Honda said (in translation) that the Crider’s “dynamic exterior design inspired by an image of a dragon.” Such nonsense aside, Crider is certainly headed for export markets, making it a milestone car in the Chinese automobile industry, not unlike Honda’s decision as the first Japanese automaker to build cars in the U.S., although the Accord was a Japanese design. Continue reading

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Milestones – Seven Million Ford Transit Vans

The milestone was celebrated at the official opening of a new Transit assembly plant in Nanchang, China, attended by Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally. The Jiangling Xiaolan facility is the result of a $300 million investment by Ford’s strategic partner Jiangling Motors Corporation, and produces JMC-branded vehicles and Ford-branded vehicles for the growing Chinese market. JMC is 31.5% owned by Ford. Continue reading

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GM Maintains Number One Spot in China over VW Group

In the closely watched sales race in China, the world’s largest car market by far, the reigning champion GM held off its strongest contender, VW Group, for the Number One position, according to sales numbers through May. Continue reading

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