Nissan has operated a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Co. Ltd., China's country's third largest automaker, since July 2003.
There is already a technical joint venture between Dongfeng Motor and the Volvo Renault Truck Division.
Renault also is counting on Nissan's help when it returns to the U.S. American market, which is planned for 2010.
Nissan has a strong position in the U.S. market. A Renault manager told Automobilwoche that the alliance will make both projects much easier and also reduce the financial investment.