Chinese electric bus maker BYD faces U.S. ban pushed by Senate and competitors

Sep 26, 2019
The Senate version of a federal spending bill would ban Chinese vehicle makers from the U.S. public bus sector on grounds of national and economic security.
A provision in a Senate spending bill aims to ban Chinese companies from the U.S. bus market. Above, a bus in New York City.
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Shenzhen: birthplace to Huawei — plus several other Chinese tech behemoths

Jun 27, 2019
The city has made a name for itself as China's Silicon Valley with three factors: government support, speed and location.
The Shenzhen skyline, including the Shenzhen World Financial Center illuminated by green lights, in 2010.
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Electric vehicles in the spotlight at Shanghai Auto Show

Apr 18, 2019
Electric cars are drawing attention and Chinese automakers are to the fore.
Chinese automaker BYD, a firm backed by Warren Buffet, unveiled an electric sports car at the Shanghai auto show. It’s not available for sale yet but many live streamers and car bloggers were surprised that this sleek design came from a Chinese automaker.
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