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    Default Chinese government says 'no' to foreign cars

    BEIJING -- China plans to force government officials to stop buying foreign brands like Volkswagen and Toyota and purchase only locally-branded cars.

    The "buy China" guidelines, released over the weekend, are part of a government attempt to bolster the domestic auto industry. Some industry insiders say the rules would have a mostly symbolic impact, given that government purchases make up only a small part of what is now the world's No. 1 car market.

    China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology over the weekend posted a list of 412 vehicles that are likely to be approved for purchase by government agencies this year. It did not include any foreign models. The ministry said the list is open for public comment until March 9.

    Volkswagen said the economic consequences would be "limited."

    "The majority of the Volkswagen Group China's sales are conducted with private costumers," it said in a statement. "The amount of the so-called fleet sales with government vehicles has been at a lower single-digit percentage range for years."

    Takanori Yokoi, a Beijing-based spokesman for Japan's Toyota Motor, declined to comment, saying that the automaker routinely refrains from discussing Chinese government policies.

    With China's automakers facing tough competition from foreign brands and sales growth slowing from the torrid pace of recent years, the government has looked for ways to bolster its domestic industry.

    but.....

    http://www.chinacartimes.com/2012/01...ing-car-china/

    http://content.usatoday.com/communit...ick-in-china/1
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    That China even has one automobile company is astounding (what are some Chinese nameplates?) but 412 vehicles - is that 412 different models, or a grand total of 412 vehicles, period?

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    Top Gear (UK) reported on the Chinese auto industry a couple of weeks ago. They're blatantly ripping off other manufacturers and building EXACT copies of their cars in massive numbers and for less than 1/2 the price. BMW tried to sue for copyright etc but the Chinese government stepped in and said "our cars look nothing like yours, you are mistaken" and the case was dropped. This "buy China" idea has been a long time coming.
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    Hell, in China, as long as you apply for trademarks and such first, you get them. There are Chinese companies making musical instruments under the name and trademark (including exact logo copies) of American companies because they applied for it first.

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    Complete and utter bullshit.

    They want the manufacturing jobs, they want cheap copies, buy nobody is allowed to sell there???

    They either open the doors or we stop paying them on the money owed; that simple.

    Oh ya, they need to abide by basic copyright - if not, payments will be limited accordingly.

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    The internet scares me.

    Reading this thread and I noticed that the advert on the left was for a Chinese dating website.

    So, if I go to the "Rush" thread, I'll be offered discount priced amyll nitrate.
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    A few years ago (2005) a colleague who worked in China told me they had basically the same thing as a Lincoln Town Car for $4500.00 brand new. He had two in China and was going to bring one back to here for me to see. He ended up losing his job and was transfered back to the US then went somewhere else...don't know where, haven't heard from him since.

    Sad as I was really looking forward to seeing the car.


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