September 16 – Renault SA said its sales in China almost doubled to 15,000 units in the first eight months of 2011, exceeding the amount for the whole of 2010.
September 16 – Construction began on South Korea's Hankook Tire Co's $954 million 530,000m2 factory in Chongqing. The facility is expected to begin production by August 2012 and produce 11.5 million tires per year when fully operational by the end of 2015.
September 16 – German technology company Robert Bosch GmbH broke ground on a ¥880 million sensor factory in Sichuan's provincial capital, Chengdu. The project is expected to generate ¥2 billion in revenues when operational in 2013.
September 15 – DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc (NASDAQ: DWA) plans to open a new operation in Shanghai to target China's booming film market, AFP reported, quoting a recruitment company that is hiring for the venture.
September 15 – Honda Motor Corp (NYSE: HMC) will likely start making gasoline-electric hybrid cars in China within the next two to three years in order to revitalize its brand and meet the country's fuel-economy requirements, Bloomberg reported.
September 14 – Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) said it added a new service to collect group-buying deals in China, Bloomberg reported, citing Taj Meadows, a Tokyo-based Google spokesman. The experimental service, called Shihui, provides information on group discounts supplied by more than 100 partner sites.
September 13 – Apple Inc (NASDAQ: APP) is to open its fifth and sixth stores in China in Shanghai and Hong Kong. It currently operates four stores in the country, two in Shanghai and two in Beijing. Its revenues from China increased sixfold year on year to $8.8 billion in the last quarter.
September 9 – Ford Motor Co (NYSE: F) said its sales in China totaled 34,916 units in August and 341,746 units in the first eight months of 2011, down 7% and up 11% respectively from the same periods a year earlier. Ford said it plans to open its fourth plant in China in Nanchang, the provincial capital of Jiangxi.
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