Photo Report: A voyage through Beijing hutongs

Chana Star in Dongsi hutong The legendary Beijing hutongs are tiny, charming alleyways formed by lines of traditional courtyard residences. An endangered species, the real Beijing lives and breathes in hutongs where a warm sense of community and hospitality survives. I was lucky enough to spend some time visiting hutongs during…

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China 2 months 2014: Buick Excelle XT/GT above Excelle

Buick Excelle GT * See the Top 323 All-models and Top 67 All-brands by clicking on the title! * After exploring in detail Chinese February sales figures it is now time to look at the year-to-date ranking to extract longer term trends. First observation is the podium is unchanged year-on-year, with…

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China February 2014: VW Santata takes off at +189%

VW Santana * NOW UPDATED with the Top 309 All-models and Top 66 All-brands rankings! * The Chinese market is up an insolent 18% year-on-year in February to 1.6 million units, brushing off all suggestions that it may slow down in 2014… Below the traditional Wuling Hongguang (65,129 sales), VW…

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China February 2014: Market up 18%

As an appetiser before we go into the February brands and models rankings in detail for China, CAAM announced today that February sales were up 18% year-on-year to 1.6 million units, a much larger improvement than the one registered in January (+6%). Sales were boosted by great performances from foreign…

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