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Faurecia has formed a tie-up with supplier Liuzhou Wuling to build seats for GM's joint venture with SAIC in China.
Chinese automaker Guangzhou has aspirations of entering the Canadian market in 2020, according to a report in The Globe and Mail newspaper.
SAIC, China's biggest automaker by sales, has put off its plans to export vehicles to the U.S. due to policy uncertainties with the election of Donald Trump as president.
SAIC posted a 7.4 percent jump in 2016 profits, slightly lower than expected, and cautioned sales growth will slow this year as China rolls back a tax cut on small-engine cars.
Global automakers face fresh threats in China from domestic automakers SAIC and Geely, which are launching new models and marketing strategies to challenge better-known foreign brands.
Electrified in Shanghai: Audi's e-tron Sportback, Porsche plugs in Panamera, MG shows E-Motion; Lynk & CO, SAIC delay U.S. plans; Toyota fuel-cell semi; Honda's hip tip for texters.
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