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China’s answer to Elon Musk seeks license to build electric car

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, China, Electric Chinese tech billionaire Jia Yueting is trying to get a license to build electric cars in China, and he thinks that they could be a revolution there. Even if Jia doesn’t make it, other companies are getting ready to jump into China’s emerging EV marketplace. Continue reading China’s answer [...]

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Boehner Condemns Obama’s Cuba Policy, Owns Tons of Stock in Corps Doing Business with Human Rights Violators

It came as no surprise to see the kneejerk Republican response to President Obama’s decision to open relations with Cuba after more than half-a-century of isolation and sanctions. Clearly, 54 years isn’t quite enough time for this ridiculous policy to work, and if you ever wondered how long a series of Republican presidential administrations might [...]

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Report: Tesla China president steps down after fewer than 9 months on the job

Filed under: Sedan, China, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Tesla, Electric In July, 2013, before Tesla had delivered its first car to China, CEO Elon Musk called the country a “wild card.” A year on, that continues to be the case, with media reports all over the spectrum concerning how Tesla is doing in China. The immediate future won’t [...]

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Senior Chinese official predicts a future where virtual and fiat currencies “co-exist”

Bitcoin found a friend in high places in China this past weekend, as former Chinese central bank vice-governor and current National People’s Congress Standing Committee member and a Financial and Economic Affairs Committee vice-chairperson Wu Xiaoling offered an unusually positive review about the future of the digital currency in the communist country. Speaking at the [...]

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Firecracker Insanity

As part of a Chinese celebration, organizers set off an unfathomable number of firecrackers with a single fuse. And here we thought the kids playing with them in our alley made too much noise. Skip to 1:20. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Video: Chaos ensues in pileup at Macau tin-top race

Filed under: Motorsports, China, Etc., Videos, Humor, Racing Touring car grids around the world have been growing at suitably rapid pace. The British Touring Car Championship has been fielding record numbers of entries, DTM and V8 Supercars both have more manufacturers participating than they have had in years, the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship has brought [...]

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Official: Chevy Sail 3 lands in China

Filed under: Budget, Sedan, China, Chevrolet, Misc. Auto Shows Shanghai General Motors took 32 cars to this year’s Guangzhou Motor Show, with its Chevrolet Sail 3 leading the way. After putting almost 1.4 million of them into Chinese hands, the third generation of the Bowtie’s entry-level sedan wants to “take the nameplate and the segment [...]

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Report: Land Rover to lodge complaint with China over LandWind’s Evoque copycat

Filed under: China, Crossover, Land Rover, Off-Road Despite its position as a communist state, the People’s Republic of China has taken a decidedly laissez-faire attitude towards copyright infringement. It’s why, as evidenced in an old episode of Top Gear, you can buy a fake Omega, wear fake Ray-Bans, talk on a fake iPhone and drink [...]

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Report: Ford readying three-row Edge for China

Filed under: China, Crossover, Ford, Design/Style The next-generation Ford Edge will be available with quite a growth spurt for its debut in China next year, with newly announced plans also to build and sell a three-row version exclusively in the People’s Republic. However, markets outside of there likely won’t see the larger model. Ford marketing [...]

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Report: Chinese manufacturer disavows tires after poor Consumer Reports test [w/video]

Filed under: SUV, Truck, China, Safety, Videos To most consumers, tires all tend to look alike and be fairly easy to ignore. You slap them on your vehicle, check the pressures (somewhat) regularly and drive for thousands of miles. They’re arguably the most important part of your car, however, and they deserve more attention and [...]

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Official: Qoros 3 City SUV unveiled in Guangzhou

Filed under: China, Crossover, Hatchback, Misc. Auto Shows And now, ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Qoros has revealed its third model. (Or the third version of its existing model, anyway.) Never heard of Qoros, you say? That’s alright: it’s a Chinese automaker recently set up by joint venture between Chery [...]

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Report: Kia KX3 crossover concept leaked

Filed under: Concept Cars, China, Crossover, Kia, Misc. Auto Shows Despite all the focus on the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, there’s another increasingly important event happening on the other side of the planet. The Guangzho Motor Show is yet another expression of China’s growing automotive might. Not only does the show boast a concurrent [...]

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