China skips North America’s biggest auto show
For the first time in eight years, Chinese car companies are shunning the Detroit auto show, North America’s largest.
Automakers from China were not among the exhibitors when the show opened on Monday. That hasn’t happened since 2006, when Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd made its debut at the exposition, now in its 107th year.
Last year, State-owned Guangzhou Automobile Group Co, or GAG Motors, was the lone exhibitor from China. This year, China’s sixth-largest auto maker is staying home. Wang Shunsheng, head of international business at GAG, said the Guangzhou-based company skipped Detroit this year because entering the US market “requires a lot of study and investigation and we’re still in the process,” Wang was quoted in the Wall Street Journal.