Ford Motor Co. comes one step closer to building a second assembly plant in China, securing land rights with partner Changan Automobile Group in an industrial development zone located near Nanjing, about 186 miles (300 km) west of Shanghai. The development could eat up the majority of the $1 billion investment Ford recently earmarked for expansion in China and will lead to the second manufacturing joint venture under the Changan Ford Automobile Corp. Ltd. partnership. Ford’s $1 billion ...

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