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China’s BYD Opens EV Plant in Thailand Despite Slowdown, Tariff Row

A BYD Sealion car by Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer BYD is seen at the Bangkok International Motor Show in Nonthaburi on March 27, 2024. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

By Damon Wake

China’s electric vehicle giant BYD opened a factory in Thailand on Thursday, continuing its international expansion despite a market slowdown and hours before the European Union was due to impose swingeing tariffs on Chinese EV firms.

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