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China: executives at VW joint venture under investigation


China’s concerted antitrust fight took another turn this week: after probing the carmakers and issuing fines, the investigations are now down to the executive level. According to an announcement posted on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China, the country’s corruption watchdog, one former and another current executive at VW’s local joint venture ...
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