BEIJING – It is a common expectation among China’s automotive community that auto sales this year will hit 11 million units and China will replace the U.S. as the world’s largest automobile market. But the fact that profits are decreasing when sales are increasing might undermine the ambition of the industry. Record production and sales have been achieved in the first five months this year. But in spite of this, shrinking profit margins have been nagging major domestic automakers. In ...

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