HONG KONG -- Trading in the shares of Chinese light-truck maker Qingling Motors Co. Ltd., in which Japan's Isuzu Motors Ltd. may lift its stake, was suspended on Tuesday.
Qingling said last month that Isuzu, which owns 7 percent of the company, was considering raising its stake in the firm.
Tuesday's suspension announcement on the Hong Kong stock exchange said Qingling planned a further statement related to that earlier news release.
Qingling makes commercial trucks under the Isuzu brand.
Its shares have risen 22 percent to Hong Kong $1.48 in the three months through Friday on expectation that the company could become a candidate through which General Motors and Isuzu meet their aggressive expansion targets in China.
GM holds about 10 percent of Isuzu.
Monday was a Hong Kong market holiday.