State council moves to ensure fair competition
Following the decision of deepening economic and political reform made at the 3rd Plenary Session of the 18th National Congress of the ruling Chinese Communist Party late last year, the State Council (China's cabinet) recently released an "Outline for the Promotion of Fair Competition and Maintenance of Normal Market Order" (The Outline).
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SHANGHAI – Wang Xiaoqiu, 50, former president of Shanghai-GM, will be appointed vice president of SAIC Motor and president of SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle Co., according to an internal announcement of the company on June 28.
WUHAN, Hubei – Dongfeng, the second largest Chinese automaker, plans to launch seven new models under its independent brand the Dongfeng Aeolus, reported auto.
Dongfeng Motor Corp. (DFM), China’s second largest automaker, may halt its acquisition of Fujian Motor Industry Group Co., a provincially-governed state-owned automaker based in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, reported Zhongguo Jingying Bao (China Business Journal) citing a person close to Fujian Motor on May 27.
BEIJING – Beijing will adopt second phase State-V emissions standards, which requires more frequent use of OBD systems on cars, in the second half of the year, according to Gao Jie, an official from Vehicle Emissions Management Office under the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau.
BEIJING – China released technical standards on used car appraisal on May 30, requiring that all used cars in the country must be appraised in accordance with the technical standards starting from June 1, according to a statement of China Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), drafter of the regulations.
China’s total output of passenger battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in April reached 2,562 units, a 35.