Visitors look at cars during the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, April 16, 2019. Photo: Xinhua

What kind of stimulus do China’s half-idle car assemblies need to restart stalled sales in the world’s largest vehicle market?

  • China has the installed capacity to produce 64 million vehicles a year, more than double the cars, trucks and vans sold in 2018 in the world’s largest automotive market
  • One in six of the country’s 800 million-strong workforce is employed in an industry directly or indirectly related to the automotive industry
Topic |   Autos

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Visitors look at cars during the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, April 16, 2019. Photo: Xinhua
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The US-China trade war directly affects 3 per cent of global trade, but the automotive industry accounts for 8 per cent, according to World Trade Organisation figures. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump’s trade war tariffs on car industry sending shock waves through global supply chain

  • US tariffs on vehicles and parts would reverberate through global car supply chain, with both US and Chinese manufacturers standing to lose out
  • China sells few cars to the United States but is the second biggest exporter of parts to the US, after Mexico
Topic |   US-China trade war: All stories

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The US-China trade war directly affects 3 per cent of global trade, but the automotive industry accounts for 8 per cent, according to World Trade Organisation figures. Photo: Reuters
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