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Can I make a suggestion and hopefully not offend anyone who has contributed masses of information, these Chinese news posts are in my opinion a mess. There is too many people who are posting translations some of which bang on about South steam and horses etc, which is a complete nosense and a waste of time. I spend a long time sifting through this stuff just to find a few bits of info and what we are all ( I assume it's not just me) trying to find out which is essentially: New cars from SAIC and NAC-MG, when they will be lauched, what they will look like and where they are being built. Can we please stick to these items and just keep this section clear for this news only? Like I said no offence
That's why we have the Chinese News in a Week, to put together Chinese news articles with significant information in a format that is easy to read.

There are people who like their Chinese news raw, and there are people who don't, and that's what the Chinese weekly news is here for.
 

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Chinese News in a Week – Week 18 of 2007 (30th April – 06th May)

Chinese News in a Week – Week 18 of 2007 (30th April – 06th May)

1 – Nanjing MG’s MG-7 takes the top prize at the close of the Shanghai Automobile Show

The MG-7 was officially the star of the show, the award comes as a result of 620,000 public votes for the most spectacular / influential car.

Source: http://news.china.com.cn/chinanet/china.cgi?docid=120823178,66530574&server=192.168.3.136&port=3001

2 - British reporters visit new MG factory

A number of British press reporters have visited the new MG factory at Nanjing Pukou and all have given good reviews of both the factory and the new Chinese specification MG-7.


The reporters included:
Ken Gibson (The Sun) - Article,​
Jason Barlow (Top Gear Magazine),​
Andrew English (The Telegraph/Autoexpress) - Article,​
Steve Cropley (Autocar) - Article.​
Ken Gibson: "Anyone who questions the ability of Nanjing — a relatively small scale Chinese manufacturer that previously specialised in making trucks — should have been with me when I visited the factory. It is as impressive as any I’ve seen — a frightening message of the intent to become a global player."

Andrew English: "The engine is certainly quiet, and with 148bhp and 215Nm of torque, the 1.8T quickly makes a credible case for itself, blending brisk acceleration with the cruising economy of a turbo"

Steve Cropley: "It’s several years since I’ve driven a four-cylinder MG ZT, but this car seems notably quieter. The restored NVH pack helps, but the car’s inherent mechanical refinement, always one of its best characteristics, still compares well with class leaders."

Source: The Big Boys are in Town! By Paul Stowe

Thread taken from: http://forums.mg-rover.org/showthread.php?t=192048
 

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Not much news at the moment due to the May day holidays and the news sites still analysing the Shanghai Auto show; no doubt this will appear in the news papers soon:

(4S = Sales, Service, Spares and Survey.



2007-05-09 | exclusive : South Steam MG Sensational 7 series and TF July listing

South steam MG on March 27 held a grand ceremony to the launch; After a month of the Shanghai Automobile Exhibition was on display for the first time. but when the new MG can really meet with consumers it has always been a mystery.

Recently, I was informed : MG has timetable -- Southern Steam models from MG's first seven series and the first member of TF racer will be officially listed in July.

It is reported that in preparation for the new listing ceremony, MG sales from the company, "May 1" holidays end ahead of schedule MG, entered the new listing of the countdown. MG chaired by the General Manager of Marketing at the meeting held on the 8th, focus that is after MG Car Show the MG product sales. Under the marketing plan, the first official sales of new vehicles in July, It will open the first MG octagonal design 4S shop.
 

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:) The answer is at www.4s-shop.cn

What is the 4S shops?

4S stores include auto sales (Sale), spare parts (Sparepart) after-sales service (Service), the information feedback (Survey). So called 4S shop.

A simple point, which is equivalent to a specialty shop. Is designed by manufacturers, according to the manufacturers of business management model

China is a joint venture automobile manufacturers throughout the country are equipped with 4S shop. These manufacturers 4S shop directly to the vehicle and spare parts supply , 4S shop representative responsible for the sales and after-sales service for manufacturers. But 4S shops are not selling other manufacturers brand automobile.

As 4S shop more investment, development and management are relatively strict, services more perfect. Therefore, its price maintenance is more expensive.

http://www.4s-shop.cn/&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=17&ct=result
 

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andy;1996344Source: [URL="http://paulstowemg.blogspot.com/2007/05/big-boys-are-in-town.html" said:
The Big Boys are in Town![/URL] By Paul Stowe
LOL, and from Paul's Blog:

"They had been there as guests of BMW, and had attended the Shanghai Auto Show the day before."

Hmm... Impartial UK journalists, eh?

Guests of BMW indeed. Says everything I cannot. :***:
 

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LOL, and from Paul's Blog:

"They had been there as guests of BMW, and had attended the Shanghai Auto Show the day before."

Hmm... Impartial UK journalists, eh?

Guests of BMW indeed. Says everything I cannot. :***:
And what rigourously checked and ruthlessly researched gem would you like to say about this, Mintsauce? Something factually on the money as I ever I'm willing to wager, else I'll be off down that hat shop for my dinner no doubt. No wait, what am I on about...

So, I ask a chap who comments on car magazines even though he openly admits to never reading them (like repeatedly insisting that Mars bars taste like fish and then confessing that you've never actually eaten chocolate in your life) what's the big deal here? BMW has major concept to announce, one that presages its future design direction, and it makes an equally important statement by announcing it not in Geneva or Frankfurt but out in China, thus demonstrating how vital it sees this market to its plans. So it invites two newspaper journalists and two senior writers from national car magazines to come see the car for themselves and talk to its designers. Wowser, it's like Watergate all over again.
 

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:) The answer is at www.4s-shop.cn

What is the 4S shops?

4S stores include auto sales (Sale), spare parts (Sparepart) after-sales service (Service), the information feedback (Survey). So called 4S shop.

A simple point, which is equivalent to a specialty shop. Is designed by manufacturers, according to the manufacturers of business management model

China is a joint venture automobile manufacturers throughout the country are equipped with 4S shop. These manufacturers 4S shop directly to the vehicle and spare parts supply , 4S shop representative responsible for the sales and after-sales service for manufacturers. But 4S shops are not selling other manufacturers brand automobile.

As 4S shop more investment, development and management are relatively strict, services more perfect. Therefore, its price maintenance is more expensive.

http://www.4s-shop.cn/&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=17&ct=result
Cheers for that Windy, its so simple.

I must be mildly retarded.
 

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Where better to get your K-Series engine serviced than at the factory.
I bet there was a bit of interest shown in this :bigeyes:



A Foreigner driving an MG powered racing bicycle came to MG to seek the family

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May 13, Resembles a toy car the Katehanmu racer entered the Lord MG Pukou factory, the owner is a fluent Chinese foreign youth, who's visit immediately triggered all the onlookers to gather around.



The owner is originally of Swiss nationality, is on "discovery trip to China" tour. Since he has always enjoyed the famous MG admiration , travel via Nanjing must certanly come to have a look. The successful acquisition of Southern Steam British MG" in China to see the new home. Incidentally his vehicle use of the MG TF N41.8L engine maintenance workshop Katehanmu racer.

On his vehicle, he said exultantly, this is the only one on the licensing Katehanmu racer. His engine very good, powerful, have not been used since production illnesses. He said that small yellow (yellow bicycles He) is the British part of the history of the car now, She production engine to the home of Nanjing, China, and brought her home to see.

He said he was "discovered China trip" will be found along the network blog, the book released. To build an understanding of the world of modern China.

When MG Lord maintenance personnel completes the maintenance of his car and returns the vehicle to him, He then skillfully operated throttle, the rumbling engine sound very dynamic game, lets others feal like near the vehicle racing scene, dynamic sense people feel an upsurge of emotion. He raises up the thumb:

"Very good! MG people were very enthusiastic, very professional."

(Yinguizhen)




Within the racing bicycle N4 1.8L engine assembly.
 

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Dont shoot the messenger...
The messenger deserves to be shot, definitely off topic for this thread!



Export-Import Bank of China and South Steam together again

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May 13, the Export-Import Bank of China and South steam strategic cooperation agreement signing ceremony held in Jinling Hotel, This is the steam and South have long-term strategic cooperation between the Export and Import Bank of China last December 19 for the South to provide 500 million Steam loans, the capital of the South steam further support. According to the agreement, China Eximbank will steam south and its subsidiaries provide investment abroad key technology and equipment import, export of high-tech products such as financing support. Import and Export Bank of China branch in Nanjing as the executing agency cooperation in the implementation of specific cooperation issues. The agreement was signed at the same time, Jiangsu Province Executive Vice Governor Zhao Kezhi representatives of the provincial government and the Import and Export Bank of China also signed a strategic cooperation agreement. Import and Export Bank of China Governor Li Ruogu, Liang Baohua, governor of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing Mayor Jiang Hongkun, attended the signing ceremony. The same afternoon, the Import and Export Bank of China Li Ruogu president and his entourage also inspected the steam from the Southern Lord Pukou base. Inspection, Li president of the Southern Steam lord year effective from the astonishing speed praise : "This is it surprised the world as a miracle the outcome, South vapor people have changed the impossible possible, amazing! "He also mentioned that Steam from south lord like to seize the market early in the same time to win the battles in the fierce market competition, Walking Our Own Brand of the road. Steam from the Southern Lord not only to engage the world, but more importantly is a leading global comprehensive and truly become world famous, he said, Import and Export Bank of China will fully support the funding of the Southern steam automobile industry development. (Yinguizhen)
 

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South steam plant from the end of the British newspaper the reproduction of marketing in the United Kingdom, "7 series"

http://www.chinanews.com.cn/auto/cjxw/news/2007/05-14/934619.shtml

Last week, the steam from the South were informed Lord, Nanjing Automobile (UK) Limited (Nanjing Automobile Corporatio n) May 29 to MG Rover (MG Rover) in the near Birmingham Changqiao factory site, resume production symbol of the rich MG TF sports car.

Steam in the South (UK) Chairman Wang Hongbiao announced to the world, MG plc in the United Kingdom from the annual plan within two years from the initial 15,000 to 50,000. and develop one new sports car, in order to recapture in 2009 before the original British market share.

Changqiao factory "Resurrection"

South steam in Birmingham near the factory site restoration Changqiao landmark MGTF sports car and other car production. Wang Hongbiao said that within two years to regain the market share of production against the British consumer quality products.

According to the company in the United Kingdom's senior management said, The company plans in 2009 before the development section "with the brand image of the very good performance of the new racer." A vehicle that is likely to be access to the United States market opportunities.

Last year in July, South Yu Jianwei, general manager of FAW Group in London, Changqiao factories in the process of reviving the MG will play an important role South steam to its 10 million pounds in upfront investment.

At present, the number of factory employees from last year's 80 to 140 people and is expected to end tomorrow, may rise to 500-800; Production from the initial 15,000. gradually risen to 25,000 and 50,000.

Currently, the Southern Steam 140 British companies, 115 British staff, together with 25 Chinese employees. Next car commissioned, will be to recruit 250 local workers to the production peak. the number of employees will increase to 500 to 800 people.

Togethers base linkage

Southern Steam will be the first production in the long bridges MGTF sports car, and then production MG7 cars and MG3 compact sedan, with a bigger share of the Nanjing factory parts and production processes.

MGTF sports car in the long bridges base Team, which is the Southern Steam British companies to take the first step, in the next one year, China and Britain will achieve two bases in charge of production gradually MG Car Series, stamping parts and engine from the domestic production base. assembly and painting completed by the British base in the United Kingdom General Armament Department, the product is still England.

South steam in the acquisition of MG Rover, the chairman of the Southern Steam Wang Haoliang formulated the "2211" strategy, that is, "the two markets, two bases, an innovation system, a global brand, " Two bases refers to the Nanjing, China, long bridges and British bases.

Wanghongbiao also stressed to the media, in view of MG-traditional markets in the United Kingdom, Changqiao base MG brand strategy at the forefront, directly facing the British consumer, its every move will be the international and domestic social concerns, So long bridges base can quickly digested and absorbed MG technologies and experience, the smooth growth and expansion. will be directly related to the south steam "third way" of success.

According to the MG name products Technical Director Charles Wu Ming, the MG name Lord 7,5,3-a total of assembly line, Indeed MG from the Lord strategy is to MG3-and five-assembly line for home demolition, into a total of 3,5,7-line and the TF sports car production line to stay in the UK, of a new domestic small TF assembly line.

In addition, the British also have a MG7 assembly line, and new welding line, assembled in the United Kingdom and sales from MG Lord 7 series. (Hu Wei Wei)
 

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Chinese News in a Week – Week 19 of 2007 (07th May – 14th May)

Chinese News in a Week – Week 19 of 2007 (07th May – 14th May)

1 – Export-Import Bank of China signing ceremony
On May 13th, the Export-Import Bank of China and Nanjing Automobile Corporation held a signing ceremony for a strategic cooperation agreement. This follows a 500 million yuan loan from the bank which was announced last December.

Funding from the Export-Import Bank of China is significant in that it is allocated for global development including the funding of Nanjing MG UK.

Following the ceremony Li Ruogu, the Import and Export Bank of China president, made a visit to the Pukou MG factory during which he said:

"The Import and Export Bank of China will fully support the funding of the Nanjing automobile industry development.",

he also praised the astonishing speed of development at Nanjing MG:

"This has surprised the world, the outcome is a miracle, Nanjing MG people have made the impossible possible, amazing!"

Source: http://www.nanqi.com.cn/docc/news/news1.asp?auto_id=1918

2 - British factory Resurrection

Nanjing Automobile (UK) Chairman Wang Hongbiao announced to the world that starting with an initial annual production of 15,000, Nanjing MG UK plans to recapture the original British sales of 50,000 within two years and to develop one new sports car by 2009.

According to Wu Ming, MG Technical Director, operations in the UK will include assembly on a shared line of the MG-3, MG-5 and MG-7. There will also be manufacture of the TF sports car. A small MG-TF assembly line is also located at the Nanjing Pukou factory.

Source: http://www.chinanews.com.cn/auto/cjxw/news/2007/05-14/934619.shtml

P.S. Sorry for the rather late news, there wasn't any new news from China until today.
Massive thanks to Windy for compiling the news.


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