It is tempting to blame current trade tensions between China and the U.S. on President Donald Trump, who after all has threatened a 25 percent tariff on imports. But tensions will persist long after Trump is gone, warns Mary Gallagher, director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan.
China's Zotye Automobile International Co. has begun recruiting U.S. dealers and has charged two import-industry veterans with the task of bringing a budget crossover to America in 2020. If successful, the effort could mark the long-awaited debut of a Chinese auto brand in the United States. Most recently, Guangzhou Automotive Group had been aiming at a 2019 entry but said last month that new U.S. tariffs would likely delay its arrival until 2020.