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Spies… Selling Secrets to China

It’s not about the government. It’s secrets about car technology by American company, General Motors. Shanshan Du and Yu Qin look the perfect part and get themselves photographed Asian mug shot style. Trade secrets were found on 7 computers at the couple’s Oakland County home. The were also convicted of shredding evidence. Guess what? If you’re going to spy, don’t leave it on paper or on your computers. (Dailymail.uk – Chinese American Spies)

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Japan Car Production Slashed in China

The production is going down in China falling to 40%. The staff has suspended night shifts. The bonus is for other car makers who are seeing their sales go up! Hurray for them and it does show that car sales continue in one of the largest car markets, but just not for Japanese ones. Yes, the territory dispute continues… “South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co’s China sales climbed 15 percent to 84,188 vehicles last month, while Volkswagen’s Audi boosted sales by 20 percent, BMW by 55 percent and Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz by 10 percent.” (Businessinsider – Japanese Cars in China)

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Beijing Auto Show Mystery Bikini Girl

She’d be a hit almost anywhere. The Beijing auto show is probably like every other. Girls, cars, girls, cars, girls… one dons a helmet and holds a magazine and for some reason, she’s the star model. She might not be the curviest and perhaps it’s the helmet that intrigues people. We’re merely making excuses at this point. So why was she the “hit” of the auto show? Gladly she was promoting a car magazine called Stylish Auto. (WSJ – Bikini Beijing Model)  

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C’mon, Chinese People!

That’s how strong my lobe is! So not only does Zhaozhuang City in Shangdong province have a used-car expo, but they also kick it off with insano publicity stunts like having a man pull a car with his ears. I guess it was a family event, so the iron-penis thing wouldn’t be appropriate. If only the ears of China’s heartless leaders were so easy to bend!

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