All the world's car makers want a piece of the action at the Shanghai Auto Show. Daimler is trying to make luxury more affordable, and Audi is doing well targetting China's expanding midle clas.
Germany's industrial giants have been reluctant to invest in the costly production of electric car battery cells until now. Will a €1 billion government grant be enough to recover time lost to China and South Korea?
The US-China trade row has seen carmakers worrying about their exports to the world's second-largest economy. German auto manufacturers are particularly concerned and suggest removing industry tariffs completely.
The trade conflict between the US and the EU escalates: After Trump's threat to slap higher duties on auto imports from the bloc, the EU warns it could sanction US exports worth billions.
China has announced it will steeply reduce import duties for both automobiles and car parts. Beijing is opening up the world's largest auto market amid an easing of tensions with the United States.
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