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Americans won't see Chinese cars at bargain-basement prices
Michael Dunne | 2017/3/21

For years, American consumers have been wondering just when they would witness the arrival of ultralow-priced Chinese cars.  Turns out, maybe never.  Chinese automakers plan to compete in America -- but not on price as the Japanese and Koreans did before them.  Instead, they will market quality vehicles with above-average stickers. Pictured:  Michael Dunne is president of Dunne Automotive.  

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Why Beijing Auto can ignore its catastrophic blunders
Yang Jian | 2017/3/17

BAIC Motor Co. has too many models and too many assembly plants, and now the state-owned automaker's China sales have begun to tumble.  In the first two months of the year, sales of Beijing Auto's brands fell 43 percent to 43,500 vehicles. By contrast, industry light-vehicle deliveries in China rose 6.3 percent.  You might expect the company's chastened managers would rush to fix their misguided growth strategy. But you would be wrong.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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Hyundai caught in the middle of China's diplomatic feud with S. Korea
Yang Jian | 2017/3/10

SHANGHAI -- At a time when Hyundai and Kia are grappling with stagnant sales and angry dealers in China, the diplomatic feud between China and South Korea could not come at a worse time.  In a bid to protect itself from a North Korean attack, South Korea is installing an anti-missile system supplied by the United States. China has sharply denounced the deployment, fearing it could threaten its own security.  And because South Korea has not backed down, China is retaliating.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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How Chinese brands beat foreign rivals with crossovers
Yang Jian | 2017/3/3

SHANGHAI -- Until recently, global automakers did not view Chinese brands as direct rivals.  But that is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.  Chinese consumers have an insatiable appetite for crossovers, and domestic automakers have jumped into the segment with a wave of new products. The trend has continued in the new year.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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Hybrids are poised to shine in China's car market
Yang Jian | 2017/2/24

SHANGHAI -- Hybrid vehicles, which have so far been excluded from the Chinese government's subsidy program for green vehicles, surpassed electric vehicles in monthly sales in January for the first time.  With automakers scrambling to meet Beijing's tougher fuel economy requirements, hybrids are poised to continue healthy sales gains.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales
Yang Jian | 2017/2/17

SHANGHAI -- Audi cut itself a sorry figure in China's luxury car market last month.  As Audi deliveries fell 35 percent in January, China's leading luxury brand was finally overtaken by rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW.  It was an especially poor performance in a month when second-tier luxury brands such as Cadillac and Volvo enjoyed robust sales.  Audi attributed the plunge to its dealers, but it has only itself to blame.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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Here's why you shouldn't panic over January's weak sales
Yang Jian | 2017/2/10

SHANGHAI -- The new year didn't begin well for global automakers in China. Except for a limited few, most have reported steep sales declines for January.  Last month, sales of passenger vehicles fell 9.8 percent to 2.12 million units, the first monthly decline in a year, according to the China Passenger Car Association.  Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Nissan  reported declining sales. Only a few companies -- such as Mercedes and Geely -- had a good month.  Despite the dismal numbers, there is no need to panic. The sales slump was largely the result of two short-term factors.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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Why Beijing's new EV policy could cause rift with Germany
Yang Jian | 2017/1/27

SHANGHAI -- Who has the clout to make China's government reconsider its environmental policies?   As much as he might huff and puff over fair trade, it isn't Donald Trump, the China basher who became the 45th U.S. president last week. Instead it is Michael Clauss, Germany's ambassador to China and a vocal critic of China's EV policies.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.

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For luxury brands, 2017 will be another good year after fabulous 2016
Yang Jian | 2017/1/13

SHANGHAI -- Luxury brands had a fabulous year in China last year. Entering 2017, they have a good chance to maintain robust sales despite an expected slowdown in the growth of China's light-vehicle market.  Every major luxury brand except Audi and Infiniti achieved more than 10 percent sales growth in China last year.  Interestingly, the two best performers in the luxury market were both American brands.  Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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Why Beijing won't punish U.S. automakers for Trump's sins
Yang Jian | 2016/12/23

SHANGHAI -- This month, President-elect Donald Trump stirred a hornets' nest when he disputed the assumption that Taiwan is part of China -- a decades-old policy that has allowed the region to prosper.  Two days later,  China Daily  reported that the government's antitrust agency may penalize General Motors for monopolistic behavior. Coincidence?  Some observers fear this could become a pattern: that Beijing will vent its anger on U.S. companies whenever Trump annoys it. Well, such fears are not totally groundless, but there are three reasons why U.S. automakers aren't likely to be singled out. Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of Automotive News China.
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