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China Opens Door For Tesla and Other Foreign Automakers To Produce Electric Vehicles (electrek.co) 84

Despite its strong protectionism laws in place that require any automaker wanting to establish production capacity in the country to partner and share its technology with a local manufacturer, China is proposing to relax laws. In an attempt to accelerate electric vehicle production in the country and fight its air pollution problem, China is now proposing to relax those laws for what they call "new energy vehicles," a.k.a. electric vehicles, in order to attract more foreign investments. From a report: The new rules are expected to open the door to Tesla and other automakers who recently expressed desires to establish manufacturing capacity in China to produce electric vehicles. The National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce released the new policy last week, and it is seeking public comment until next month. The new rules could go into effect soon after.
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China Opens Door For Tesla and Other Foreign Automakers To Produce Electric Vehicles

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  • by sinij ( 911942 ) on Thursday December 22, 2016 @04:11PM (#53539337)
    China wants free IP, and even next quarter myopic CEOs no longer falling for "partner and share" scam.
  • China does not want to be locked out so they are dropping the partner and share its technology and are willing to be open to more out side stuff. They don't want an trade war.

    • Hilarious!

      Communist China knows Trump will roll over and turn a blind eye while they steal all the technology they can get their hands on. If Tesla sets up any kind of manufacturing facility over there, it will be so riddled with surveillance equipment and "employees" who check in with the Party before they clock in at work that there won't be any proprietary tech left to steal after the first few months.

      Trump won't go up against the Commies. He's a bully, not a warrior.

      • Re:Trump! Trump! (Score:4, Informative)

        by JeffAtl ( 1737988 ) on Thursday December 22, 2016 @04:44PM (#53539511)

        If Telsa or anyone else is naive enough to go through with this type of deal, what is Trump supposed to do about it?

        Trump's plans are (1) to end the asymmetrical trade deals that the last 4 four presidents have given us and (2) push to eliminate the existing tax code provisions that make it more economical to move manufacturing offshore and then import back in to the US. The US is pretty much alone in having such an inverted tax structure.

        • by Yvan256 ( 722131 )

          The US is pretty much alone in having such an inverted tax structure.

          Aside from Australia of course, where they do everything in an inverted position.

        • Call me when he actually does any of this. Talk is cheap.

      • Communist China knows Trump will roll over and turn a blind eye while they steal all the technology they can get their hands on.

        That is an interesting assertion. I would like to learn more. Could you possibly provide links to supporting evidence? Thanks in advance.

        • We people with three-figure IQ's have this thing called "inductive reasoning". We use it to reach reasonable conclusions based on past performance.


          You're welcome.

          Is there anything else I can help you with?

          • So, no supporting evidence. That is what I thought. Thank you for confirming.
            • You're one of those two-figure folks who believe when you throw something up in the air, "supporting evidence" is needed to confirm that it will fall back to Earth.

              Thanks for confirming.

              • Anyone who thinks that boasting of his IQ supports his argument is not as smart as he thinks he is.

                "Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him."

                See also Dunning-Kruger effect [wikipedia.org]: "The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability as much higher than it really is. Dunning and Kruger attributed this bias to a metacognitive incapacity, on the part of those with low ability,

                • Commenting about your palpable lack of a three-figure IQ isn't boasting about my IQ. Perhaps you should read up a bit about Dunning-Kruger yourself. Try a place that doesn't use words like "metacognitive", so maybe you'll have a fighting chance of understanding what you're trying to read.

                  Or perhaps you could just try to improve your reading skills to Grade 5 level. That might work, too. :-)

                  • I agree that metacognition can be a challenging concept to grasp. Basically, it describes the awareness and understanding of one's own thought processes, or to put it more simply, "thinking about thinking" or "knowing your mind". For example, one might analyze his own learning processes to determine the study strategies that are most successful for him and then adjust his behavior based on this knowledge. Or one might learn to recognize his own biases and preconceptions and take this into consideration whe

                    • I'm happy that you've learned how to cut and paste definitions. This represents a real breakthrough for you! And I'm sure your employer will allow you to package fewer garbage bags and enjoy a little "you time" on the computer. It is, after all, the holiday season.

                      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

      • Republicans NEED a national enemy to motivate their supporters. Trump needs to shut down China to fix the trade balance and "bring jobs back to America". I expect Trump will do everything in his power to pick a fight with China, or do you think he's filling his government with soldiers because "politics"?
  • Well, China is using protectionism quite successfully to employ their people and give an advantage to their country. I thought it didn't work! Now they're "relaxing" the law. Of course, there are no specifics, and Chinese laws are notorious for being interpreted on the spot by local officials. Five cities have five different ways of implementing the exact same law.

    I guess it's just weird for me, as an American, to see a national government helping its people. Even if it's with a non-working idea like

  • How soon before China infects the firmware without Tesla even being aware of it?

  • where ever he builds will be sell out. No sense allowing China to wipe them out.
  • Would this be the same intelligence folks that told us during the cold war that the USSR had better and more thermonuclear bombs than the US did?

  • I wonder if anyone still trust CHINA. Lots of evidence shows CHINA government have the worse reputation in every category, protectionism is one of the small obstacle ahead, real businessmen will know CHINA government can interpret the law according to their direction, you're loser no matter how strong you're (e.g. Apple, New Balance). Apple losing the court case in China, being accused "copy" a China firm's mobile phone, it's so absurd and really tell you how ridiculous the China law.

If you suspect a man, don't employ him.