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    Official: Man orders $20M-worth of Rolls-Royce Phantoms
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    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 fabled ...

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    Motorsports: Geely to provide engines to Formula 4
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    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 supplier for the ...

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    Official: Lincoln's first shipment of cars arrives in China
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    It has been two years since Lincoln first announced its plans to expand into China, and the first models destined for sale in the giant automotive market just came off the boat in Shanghai on September 10. It's going to be a few weeks before Chinese buyers actually have the chance to get behind ...

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    Video: Formula E has first big crash in dramatic final-corner battle for victory
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    The electric racing series Formula E has just made its world debut on the streets of Beijing, and some motorsports have gone whole seasons between crashes as dramatic as the last-lap scrap between Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost in China. The incident happened in the last gasps of the race with ...

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    Report: Volvo working on ultra-lux four-seat XC90 for China?
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    In China, it's all about being driven. That's why we've seen so many automakers stretch their most popular models to appeal to buyers in the Chinese market. Volvo is certainly no stranger to this, and according to Autocar, the company is already working on a super-lux, four-seat version of its ...

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    Report: Chinese university patents crazy single-track rescue motorcycle
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    Students at China's Chang'an University have applied for a patent on the bizarre creation seen above, according to Visor Down. It's clearly based on a motorcycle, and this oddity appears to be an attempt at a conversion to remove the wheels and replace them with a single, continuous track. The ...

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    Official: Honda reveals XR-V crossover in Chengdu
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    Global automakers have been moving largely towards global products, but that doesn't mean it can't tweak them for local tastes. Take Honda, for example, and its new compact crossover. Unveiled late last year as the Vezel, the crossover is expected to arrive in Europe and North America as the ...

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    Official: Buick Envision CUV launches in China, is America next?
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    Buick is launching its new midsize Envision crossover in China at the Chengdu Motor Show, where it will slot between the subcompact Encore and larger Enclave. While it might be hard to muster too much excitement about a Chinese-market crossover, don't completely ignore this one. There's a very ...

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    Report: Buick Envision spied fully disrobed in China
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    The Buick Envision crossover is supposed to have its big reveal on August 28 and be on display at the Chengdu Motor Show, but apparently the new midsize crossover just can't wait to meet its public. Car News China caught a completely undisguised example parking outside of the convention center ...

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    Report: PRC disputes US criticism of incident between fighter and recon plane
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    The Chinese government has called the US Navy's criticism of last week's close encounter between a PRC fighter and a Navy P-8 Poseidon (above) "totally groundless," Military Times reported. According to Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon's press secretary, a Chinese J-11B showed its heavily ...

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    Report: Lexus parts prices cut in China amidst antitrust fears
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    It's been a topsy-turvy summer for foreign businesses in China ever since that country's National Development and Reform Commission and State Administration for Industry & Commerce launched a horde of investigations into anti-monopoly practices. When the law outlining monopolistic behavior ...

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    Report: Are you VW's New Midsize Coupe?
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    Back in April, Volkswagen showed its New Midsize Coupe concept at the Beijing Motor Show, previewing a new, sub-Passat model for the Chinese market. Now, Auto 163 has stumbled upon what appear to be the first shots of the production model, and while it doesn't stray too far from the original ...

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    Official: Volvo credits China, Europe for first-half profitability
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    If everything goes to plan, Volvo might be showing the first signs of a turnaround after several years coping with old products and a staid image. The Swedish brand is imminently launching its next-gen XC90 SUV on a completely revised, modular platform and using a cutting-edge family of engines, ...

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    Official: Infiniti extends long-wheelbase Q50 L for the Chinese market
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    Want to sell your luxury sedan in China? You're going to need a long-wheelbase model. Not because the still-dominant Chinese government mandates it, or because the customers are taller, but because Chinese buyers tend to like being chauffeured around in the back of their luxury sedans instead of ...

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    Followup: Police arrest chairman, managers of Chinese auto parts firm whose factory blast killed 75
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    Chinese police have arrested three individuals in connection to the deadly explosion at an auto parts factory outside Shanghai nearly three weeks ago, Reuters is reporting. Among those three is Wu Chi-tao, the chairman of Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products, the company that operated the factory in ...

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    Report: China's Haval readying Local Motors Rally Fighter knockoff
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    By now, it's clear that the Chinese auto industry has shown us a demonstrated will (if not necessarily the complete ability) to copy something that another automaker has made. In this case, the subject appears to be the Local Motors Rally Fighter. Believe it or not, a Chinese automaker has ...

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    Report: US Navy planning joint exercise with China
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    The bi-annual Exercise Rim of the Pacific ended barely a week ago, marking the first time ships from the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy have taken part in a US-hosted naval exercise, and already, the PRC and US Navy are planning their next practice session. The two sides met yesterday ...

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    Report: Tesla trademark suit in China ends with settlement
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    After years of fighting, Tesla has finally put its trademark dispute in China with businessman Zhan Baosheng behind it, thanks to an undisclosed settlement. The news comes at a perfect time for the automaker, which is still setting up its dealers there. According to an email from Tesla cited by ...

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    Video: Mystery movie stunt shoot goes awry in a big hurry
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    Stunt choreography is a business that really needs to be done properly. A failure in any one area has the potential to not just ruin the stunt and waste a film or TV show's budget, but could lead to a member of the cast or crew getting seriously hurt (or even killed). We won't spoil what happens ...

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    Report: China to overhaul factory safety standards following GM supplier plant explosion
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    Last weekend's explosion at the factory of an automotive component supplier in China has led to a major crackdown in plant safety across the People's Republic, as the country's communist authorities attempt to avoid another catastrophe. According to Bloomberg, facilities that use aluminum, ...

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