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A worker attends to a car on an assembly line in Great Wall Motor’s plant near the town of Lovech, Bulgaria.
A worker attends to a car on an assembly line in Great Wall Motor’s plant near the town of Lovech, Bulgaria.
(STOYAN NENOV/REUTERS)

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Chinese auto makers shift up a gear

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Asked to name the best-performing, most profitable car maker in Asia this year, how many would go for Great Wall Motor? China’s car companies face fierce competition from more organized and technologically-advanced foreign rivals. But there is a case that domestic auto makers are stepping up a gear.