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The China Edit – October 2017

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25 Oct 2017

The China Edit is a monthly curation of business news and reports which have a direct impact on the Chinese - and global - composites industry

Tesla plant in China may be a first
Persuading Tesla to build cars in Shanghai while still paying tariffs on them would be a coup for the Chinese government. If Tesla were making cars in the Shanghai area, it would have a powerful incentive to buy many, if not most, of the parts in China, strengthening China’s base of suppliers for the fast-growing electric car industry.
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Lamborghini opens 3,000-square-foot showroom in Hong Kong
The showroom is aimed at meeting the expected higher sales volume of its new and first hybrid SUV to be launched by mid-2018. At the opening ceremony, a limited-edition Lamborghini Centenario Coupe (only 40 units were produced to mark the 100th anniversary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini) in matte Verde Bronte with golden carbon-fibre finish was on display for the first time in Hong Kong.
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Volvo’s Polestar moves production to China
Polestar’s all-electric future has been boosted with today’s announcement of the Polestar 1, one of three models set to be manufactured at the plant in Chengdu. The move to China should come as no surprise, as the brand’s parent company Volvo is owned by Chinese manufacturer Geely.
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From Taipei streets to the French Alps, Giant’s bikes found success with reinvention
The carbon fiber design, according to Giant, helps cyclists achieve high speeds, especially during a sprint. It worked for Tour de France 2017 King of the Mountains winner Warren Barguil, who Giant said rode a carbon fiber bicycle in that race on behalf of Sunweb, a German cycling team that uses Giant bikes.
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Icy province filled with hot ideas

Icy province filled with hot ideas
"Harbin Institute of Technology was the first university in China to establish a major in composite materials. The first composite material factory in China was also built in Harbin," said Wang Rongguo, a professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the university.
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