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Strikes delay construction of China's flagship BAIC SA plant

The government is feeling pressure from the Chinese state-owned R11bn Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) vehicle plant being built in the Coega special economic zone near Port Elizabeth...

By Mark Allix 28 Sep 2017


Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry

SHANGHAI, China: German automaker Audi apologised on Thursday over an advertisement it aired in China that was slammed as sexist for showing a bride-to-be being roughly examined like a piece of livestock...

21 Jul 2017


China's Geely takes stake in Proton, Lotus

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Chinese auto giant Geely on Wednesday announced it was taking a 49.9% stake in Malaysia's troubled Proton as well as a 51% share in British sports car brand Lotus...

25 May 2017


Nissan aims for China launch of cheap electric car in two years

The Nissan-Renault alliance aims to launch a new electric car in the "booming" China market costing just $8,000 within two years...

9 Nov 2016


Honda to build new China factory

Honda said on Tuesday it will build a new factory in China, as the Japanese automaker expands its reach into the world's biggest vehicle market...

19 Oct 2016


Volkswagen in talks to build electric cars in China

German auto giant Volkswagen and China's Anhui Jianghuai Automobile are in talks to build electric cars together, the firms announced Wednesday...

9 Sep 2016


South Korea's Samsung invests $450m in China carmaker

A subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate Samsung will buy a $450 million stake in China's electric carmaker BYD, which is partially owned by US investment guru Warren Buffet...

25 Jul 2016


Volvo Cars to launch autonomous driving experiment in China

Volvo Cars plans to launch China's most advanced autonomous driving experiment in which local drivers will test autonomous driving cars on public roads in everyday driving conditions...

11 Apr 2016


Chinese market electrifying for 'green' cars

Government subsidies are fuelling a boom in electric vehicles in China, driving hopes for the industry's global future as the world's biggest car market offers economies...

8 Feb 2016


China tech firms shake up world's biggest car market

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese technology giants Alibaba and Tencent are promising to build the cars of the future, vehicles linked seamlessly to the Internet and offering shopping and navigation help while on the road...

24 Apr 2015


China punishes Audi, Chrysler for 'monopoly' acts

SHANGHAI, CHINA: China stepped up pressure on foreign car manufacturers in the world's biggest car market, pledging to punish German luxury brand Audi and Chrysler of the United States for what it alleged was "monopoly behaviour".

7 Aug 2014


China car sales up 20.3% in October

SHANGHAI - China's auto sales surged 20.3% year-on-year in October, helped by a long holiday, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said on Monday (11 November).

12 Nov 2013


Strong Chinese demand to pull global car market: Moody's

PARIS, FRANCE: Global car sales will grow by 4.8% next year pulled by unexpectedly strong demand in China, the credit rating agency Moody's forecast on Wednesday (4 September).

6 Sep 2013


Cars sales up 11,2% in China

BEIJING, CHINA: Car sales in China, the world's largest car market, increased by 11.2% year-on-year in June, an industry group said Wednesday (10 July).

11 Jul 2013

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