BEIJING — Automobile manufacturing plants seem to be sprouting up all over China, despite the government's official policy forbidding the establishment of new vehicle facilities. The latest example is the RMB3 billion (US$362.2 million) minicar project launched by the Zhejiang-based Jili Group, a privately owned enterprise that previously manufactured motorcycles. The project is expected to make 100,000 0.99L cars per year when it begins operations in May. Earlier this year, the ...

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