Domestic automakers, struggling to breathe new life into a suffocating market, may face more hardships as competition mounts following a pact to speed China's 13-year drive to join the World Trade Organization. The recent pact between Beijing and Washington lowers steep tariffs on cars and parts, scaling down the protective barriers aiding China's manufacturers, which ironically includes some of the world's top automakers such as General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., DaimlerChrysler AG and ...

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