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Going places

“The truth is I believe China will soon be leading the automotive industry in terms of technology and innovation”

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Toyota boss Toyoda Akio told a group of Tsinghua University students that “I need people like you” as he unveiled plans for a joint research institute for green technology. Toyota’s sales in China grew 12% between January and July to 902,000 cars versus a broader market decline of 11.4%. Toyota already has partnerships in China with BYD, battery maker CATL and autonomous driving firm Pony.ai.


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