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HOW THE WEST WAS LOST? THE DECLINE OF THE WEST? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2009-5-17 18:49:55 |Display all floors

Anyone who buys any japanese cars are traitors and commit acts of treason!

Traitors !

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Post time 2009-5-18 20:49:39 |Display all floors

I believe GM can come back but Chrysler may be?

[quote]Originally posted by Da_Zhao at 2009-5-16 13:01
> I would not imagine GM and Chrysler can come back

I doubt they will either. The really sad thing, is that GM for one could be healthy in FIVE MINUTES. Last month GM sold 170,000 cars in the ... [/quote]

Last month, Ford sold more Fusion Hydrid and Fusion S than Toyota and Ford is NOT selling their cars cheap.

Well over 35,000 dollars in Fusion Hydrid but can run 70 miles per gallon around the city.

The issue is manipulation of world crude oil price last summer which exposes the weakness of Detroit Big 3

followed by the recession and economy  downturn and  the credit crunch resulted in no one is buying any BIG THREE cars/trucks/vans

and the competitors also lost out including Toyota.

The gas price is slowing creeping up towards $2.25 cents unlead a gallon and will have an effect on the whole economy.

GM plans to import 25% of their entire cars planned to sell in N. America from China but receive strong resistance

from UAW.

Fiat Division really has not proven themselves in N. America despite their turn around in European last few years.

It is a gamble that I predict will lose.

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Post time 2009-5-19 20:58:31 |Display all floors

From America: A look at Chinese automobile industry, Washington Post

As Detroit Crumbles, China Emerges as Auto Epicenter



America's auto titans are dismantling their global empires. But across the Pacific, it's as if the global economic forces that have pummeled Detroit never struck. Chinese auto sales are up, and this year China is projected to displace Japan as the world's largest car producer.

Now, the auto world is buzzing that China's auto industry may try to pick up the pieces of Detroit -- at a bargain.

Chinese companies have tried to dampen speculation, issuing regulatory filings that deny bids to buy Ford's Volvo or General Motor's Saab. But there's little doubt among analysts that Chinese automakers are interested in the United States and that Detroit's automakers are interested in them.

Buying up iconic brands such as Hummer or Saturn could supply Chinese automakers with the technological expertise to help them leapfrog past long-established competitors, said Kelly Sims Gallagher, a lecturer at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, who wrote a book on Chinese automakers.

"That's where Chinese firms are weakest," she said. "They have world-class business and manufacturing capabilities now. What they still lack is technological know-how, systems integration, being able to design new vehicles from scratch and get them to a manufacturing line."

China still suffers from its reputation of being a copycat manufacturer. An acquisition could lend clout to some of the nation's 100 car companies that are largely unknown outside their home country.

Such a deal would be "off-the-shelf legitimacy that you can purchase," said Aaron Bragman, an auto analyst with IHS Global Insight.

The global auto industry is restructuring. Italy's Fiat is on the verge of taking control of Chrysler. Last year India's Tata Motors, already famous for its $2,000 Nano, acquired Jaguar and Land Rover.


And China's auto sector has emerged as a threat to the long-standing pecking order. Earlier this year, Geely Automobile, one of China's largest private carmakers, purchased an Australian drivetrain transmission supplier, a leading gearbox manufacturer. Weichai Power, one of China's top diesel engine manufacturers, acquired a French diesel engine producer. Another Chinese company, BYD, which counts Warren E. Buffett as an investor, launched a mass-market plug-in electric car, ahead of GM's anticipated Chevrolet Volt.

Detroit's annual auto show in January was somber, but Shanghai's show dazzled attendees with throngs of models, rock bands and light shows. This year, Nissan skipped Detroit and attended the Chinese event in April. Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche all unveiled new-vehicle models in Shanghai.

"The center of gravity is moving eastward," Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Daimler, told reporters at the show.

"When we look back 20 years from now, the year 2009 is likely to be viewed as the year in which the baton of leadership in the global auto industry passed from the United States to China," Jack Perkowski, a Western transplant and former chairman of a Beijing auto parts company, wrote in his blog "Managing the Dragon."

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Post time 2009-5-19 21:07:14 |Display all floors

Managing the Dragon: The next 400 years of The Empire of the Dragon

Now the Chinese auto industris have many things to learn and improve:

1. Keep new models coming with flashy European design but also safety, emission and interior design that can
pass EPA standard in United States

2. Avoid the mistakes from the America, NO UNION, NO UAW, NO CAW, NO GERMAN GIANT AUTO UNION !

3. Treat the employees with respect, don't pay lip service, but actual respect, manage the plant with efficiency, cleaniness
and cooperation between management and employees.

4. Use good quality suppliers and provide the best materials in building the best cars in the world

5. Don't make the mistakes of many N. European companies, giving workers 3 hours, 5 hours, 5 1/2 hours shift
make bold decisions to solve labour disputes instead of hiding the head in the head offices and never able to
make bold decisions.

6. Control the cost and move forward, the enemy is not the N.American, Canadian  but the Japanese auto Toyota, Nissan, and Honda
Japan Big Three !


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Post time 2009-5-30 19:51:20 |Display all floors
Originally posted by fredius at 2009-5-16 06:53


Chrystler and GM were already pretty weak as they failed to adapt to the market of economical and environmentaly friendly cars.
Crisis are pitiless with the weaks.
But Fedex is getting ok ;)


Why FedEx is not OK? Any courier company which is run by the state is corrupted with abusive state officials and cost taxpayers

millions of dollars and invade employees privacy.

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