During the rule of Chairman Mao Zedong, First Auto Works made limos for top Communist Party cadres. It still does. The FAW stand at the Shanghai auto show last month featured not only the Audi and Toyota vehicles that the Chinese automaker produces with its foreign partners, but a redesigned Red Flag limousine. The massive car combines the Red Flag's traditional red-fin hood ornament with
suicide-door handles similar to those on the latest Rolls-Royce.