China’s vehicle imports are expected to surge this year after a sharp increase in 2001, when the world’s most populated country was admitted into the World Trade Organization. The flurry of activity puts pressure on global auto makers that have set up shop there. The China National Automotive Industry Consultation and Development Corp. forecasts a 100% increase in imports over last year’s level of 72,000 units, of which 46,000 were passenger cars. The increased number of imports is ...

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