When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Two PSA/Peugeot-Citroen executives went to China in April, in spite of the scare over severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS.
On April 20, Citroen Managing Director Claude Satinet gave a press conference at the Shanghai auto show, which closed shortly afterward for security reasons. Meanwhile, PSA Chairman Jean-Martin Folz took part in an official visit to Beijing by French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin on April 25.
PSA is allied with Chinese group DongFeng to build cars locally.