China limits exports, tries to repair image

Also via The Scooterscoop, via the Kneeslider: Autoweek reports on China’s drive to limit exports and improve quality. Here’s consultant Paul Gao preaching to the choir:

“The motorcycle industry provides the clearest example of the danger of taking a laissez-faire approach to auto exports. Uncontrolled exports of low-quality, low-price motorcycles led to anti-dumping charges in many markets and damaged the reputation of China-made products,”.

Maybe this is an important step in China’s eventual domination of the motor vehicle industry. They have a long way to go (see Phil’s story above), but it’ll happen.