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China will not force foreign car parts makers to form local joint ventures


The European trade body in China said the Beijing government does not plan to force foreign auto parts suppliers to form local joint ventures, discharging a report from last week which raised concerns among European firms. The German newspaper Stuutgarter Zeitung cited the head of German parts maker ElringKlinger AG, who said that China tried to persuade three German car parts ...
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China will not force foreign car parts makers to form local joint ventures
The European trade body in China said the Beijing government does not plan to force foreign auto parts suppliers to ...
Spanish car sales up 14% in August
Sales of new cars in Spain have gone up 14% in August to 45,355 units. The advance represents the 12th ...
BMW plans six front-wheel drive models by 2017
The new UKL1 MINI platform is also used to underpin new models from the BMW brand. Because of cost cutting, ...
Aston Martin taps Nissan boss Andy Palmer as new CEO
Following a Financial Times report that the Japanese automaker’s executive has moved from Nissan to Britain’s 101-year-old sports carmaker – ...
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