Honda Civics on an assembly line at Dongfeng’s venture with Honda Motor in Hubei’s provincial capital of Wuhan on January 18, 2018. Dongfeng, China’s second-largest carmaker, moved its passenger car assemblies to Wuhan in 2003, leaving its commercial truck plant in Shiyan, where it originated from. Photo: Chinatopix via AP

In China’s Motown, Dongfeng Motor epitomises how state ownership thrives, evolves under capitalism

  • For five decades, Second Auto – now called Dongfeng Motor – has been the evolving face of China’s state-owned enterprises
  • Now it is facing pressure to change again, as private automobile makers provide a nimbler competition for this massive organisation
Topic |   40 years of reform and opening up

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Honda Civics on an assembly line at Dongfeng’s venture with Honda Motor in Hubei’s provincial capital of Wuhan on January 18, 2018. Dongfeng, China’s second-largest carmaker, moved its passenger car assemblies to Wuhan in 2003, leaving its commercial truck plant in Shiyan, where it originated from. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
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