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Chinese Auto Exports Surge as PRC Brands Gain Traction in Global South

Via @adamkwolfe

Chinese auto exports around the world jumped 70% in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period last year, according to new customs data.

And it appears that Chinese auto manufacturers are earning more from each sale as the value of exports in the January-April period surged 120% year-on-year to $29.5 billion.

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