GM says China car sales on track for record 2012

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    herefornow

    although Japanese brands have been hurt by a territorial dispute between Beijing and Tokyo.

    Keep shooting yourselves in the foot Japan. The U.S.and European brands will definitely fill the void you are leaving by arguing with China over some rocks.

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    Herve Nmn L'Eisa

    The increasing car sales in China is also a large factor in the increased carbon emissions there.

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    Kobuta Chan

    Don't worry Japanese car makers the Chinese customers will turn back when they tire of visiting Workshop for American cars and German cars. Former Singapore PM Lee Kuan Yew has a LS460 too. He switched from Mercedes to Lexus since the late 90's because he's sick of reliability problems, that's what I've read.

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    jeff198527

    herefornow, Yeah, and when China's bubble finally pops most Chinese will find themselves out of a job. None of them will be buying cars then.

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    globalwatcher

    China is doing okay and will stick with 7.5 pct economic growth target (GDP) in 2013.

    This is a huge market. US cars have been catching up very well with a quality of Japanese cars. Japanese car industry has to get back in the game.

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    sfjp330

    globalwatcher Dec. 08, 2012 - 07:35AM JST US cars have been catching up very well with a quality of Japanese cars.

    It's more of a perception. Compare five years old used Malibu or Cruze to Camry or Corolla. Still Toyota is worth $2K to $4K more than GM mid size or compact cars. If the Malibu quality is so good, why isn't the used car prices close to Camry or Corolla? You cannot fool the public. Most of the Chinese buyers are first time buyers and they have no long term experience with different models and manufacturers. They will start to learn by experience.

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    globalwatcher

    agree sfjp330, I just want others to know others are trying to catch up with Japanese quality. So Japan needs to push quality even harder than before. That's a Japanese competitive edge, no short cuts. Japan should always sell quality first. I never owned anything but Japanese cars. They sold me.

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    jeff198527

    7.5% growth?!? lol

    You actually believe Chinese government stats. Besides, growth that high can't be maintained forever.

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    globalwatcher

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=chinese+gdp+growth+chart&qpvt=chinese+gdp+growth+chart&FORM=IGRE

    Hard to believe, but according to the study of US, yes, it is. China has been doing very well. You know the reason, right?

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    jeff198527

    I don't believe anything that most nations' governments produce in terms of statistics. Save your stats for the sheeple. China is in a bubble and it is going to pop. It would take decade after decade after decade of solid growth for China to become a wealthy country. Oh, GDP isn't a proper measure of a nation's economy in my opinion. 300 million Americans working $7.25 "service" jobs or Chinese making dollar store merchandise for 50 cents an hour doesn't compare to a modern manufacturing economy like Japan or Germany.

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