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GM outlines strategy for new products, growth in China

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Technology, Cadillac, GM, Earnings/Financials, Luxury “Our strategic plan is a pathway to earn customers for life and create significant shareholder value in the process.” – Mary Barra General Motors laid out ambitious plans on Wednesday to become the world’s “most valued automotive company,” a goal it says it can reach by strengthening [...]

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China’s strange support for Apple’s latest security features

Apple will be allowed to sell its new iPhones in China on October 17, according to a statement released by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which is said to have delayed the smartphones’ launch in China due to concerns about their security features. China’s government has grown increasingly wary of Apple’s products in [...]

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The year of digital blockades continues with China’s Instagram ban

China is attempting to prevent images of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong from reaching citizens in the mainland by blocking access to Instagram, according to reports from Reuters and the BBC. (People in Hong Kong can still access the site without any problems.) Preventing access to social media during protests, elections, and other politically sensitive [...]

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Cadillac expects major growth in China

Filed under: China, Cadillac, Luxury The US sales issues facing Cadillac are not being paralleled in the People’s Republic of China, as a new report from Automotive News indicates the US luxury maker should see its sales increase by as much as 40 percent. The report cites Cadillac’s own forecasts, which put its 2014 sales [...]

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China ‘flooding’ US with high-quality fake US driver’s licenses [w/video]

Filed under: China, Etc., Government/Legal, Safety, Videos Remember seeing your buddy’s flimsy fake ID in college that said he was 35 and several inches shorter than he really was? Well, Chinese criminals have apparently come up with a potentially terrifying alternative by crafting nearly perfect false driver’s licenses and shipping to the US by the [...]

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Blockades and IPOs: China’s Great Firewall gives its companies an advantage over Western counterparts

China is making it even harder for Western companies to bring their services into the country. The New York Times reports that the Chinese government has “draped a darker shroud over Internet communications in recent weeks” to “tighten internal security,” and in doing so it’s made it even harder for companies like Google to offer [...]

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Alibaba: A tasty dish (just don’t ask how it’s made)

“When you trust, everything is simple. When you don’t trust, things get complicated.” Jack Ma Alibaba is here. Much like a pregnancy, the IPO involved years of planning, months of gestating, and, finally, weeks of mounting hype. The NYSE midwifed the offering with the utmost care to avoid another Facebook, and the result was a [...]

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Man orders $20M-worth of Rolls-Royce Phantoms

Filed under: Car Buying, Sedan, Rolls-Royce, Design/Style, Luxury The term “luxury” gets thrown around a lot when speaking about vehicles that are actually somewhat affordable like BMWs and Cadillacs, but Rolls-Royce and hotel magnate Stephen Hung (above in the wild suit) are proving what real opulence really is with the largest single order from the [...]

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Shenzhen’s Towering City Within a City Will Battle a Tide of Smog

A few years ago, you’d probably never heard of Shenzhen. Now the tiny Chinese fishing village has grown into a certified megalopolis, with 10 million residents, a thriving tech industry, and a gorgeous world-class airport . To cement its rising status in the world economy, Shenzhen has announced its most ambitious project yet: A green [...]

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Thiel: Alibaba is “fundamentally a political investment” that I wouldn’t make

With Alibaba set to have the biggest IPO in history, investors around the world are looking to handicap the mysterious and largely misunderstood Chinese Internet company. Speaking to CNN Money’s Erin Burnett yesterday, PayPal co-founder, early Facebook, LinkedIn, Palantir, and Yammer investor, and former PandoMonthly guest Peter Thiel expressed some not so enthusiastic views on the company. [...]

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Geely to provide engines to Formula 4

Filed under: Motorsports, China, MISC, Racing Formula One may get the lion’s share of attention, but it’s far from the only formula racing series. The FIA Formula E Championship just kicked off in China this past weekend, for example – and while FIA President Jean Todt was in town, he also announced the latest engine [...]

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Nissan-Dongfeng’s Leaf-based Venucia e30 EV goes on sale in China

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Nissan, China Nissan‘s proverbial other shoe has dropped on the other side of the world. The Japanese automaker, along with Chinese company Dongfeng, has started selling the Venucia e30 battery-electric vehicle in the world’s most populous country. How the sister vehicle to the Nissan Leaf will fare remains to be seen, but [...]

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