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Automobile Industry
(3,175 words)

1. General Conditions

Since establishing contact with Daimler-Benz in 1935, the development of the production of automobiles in China has been characterized equally by intensive international cooperation and by considerable difficulties in creating a self-supporting industry. While the system of planned economy was responsible for these difficulties in the PRC …

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Herrmann-Pillath, Carsten, “Automobile Industry”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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