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4GM China president Socia retires after year on the job, Tsien ascends

Last year General Motors not only sold more vehicles in China than it did in any other market, it also sold more vehicles in China than any other automaker. The company's Chinese operations were until now the responsibility of Bob Socia (pictured above at right), but after just a year on the job, Socia is already stepping aside and into retirement.

88China takes lead as GM's No. 1 market

It's happened. General Motors' biggest vehicle market – at least in terms of new model sales – is China. According to TheDetroitBureau.com, GM and its various Chinese joint venture operations enjoyed a 10.6-percent sales increase in the first half of 2013, selling almost 1.6 million units in the market. That puts GM China about 200,000 units ahead of its US sales totals over the same period – this, despite indicators that the communist nation's economy is losing momentum.

3Bob Socia to replace retiring Kevin Wale as head of GM China

Kevin Wale, President of General Motors in China, has announced that he is stepping down at the end of this month. Wale (inset) will be succeeded by the man shown above, Bob Socia, who is currently vice president of the company's purchasing and supply chain. The transition will take effect October 1.

11GM celebrates launch of new small pickup - for China

General Motors has launched its new Kuncheng pickup at the Changchun International Automobile Fair in Changchun, Jilin, China. The first model from FAW-GM's new manufacturing facility in Changchun, the Kuncheng (best translated as 'Earth Journey') promises a better interior, more cargo capacity, improved handling, more modern styling and a priority on safety technology.

14REPORT: GM to give China dedicated vehicle, launch up to 30 models there in five years

According to Automotive News China, at least one new inexpensive model from Buick or Chevrolet will be dedicated to the Chinese and other emerging markets. The undisclosed model will arrive before 2011. In addition, two more Buick-badged vehicles, and four more wearing Chevrolet logos, will roll into Chinese showrooms in the next two years.

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