CHONGQING — Ford Motor Co. plans to begin production of a passenger car at its newly formed joint venture in China by early 2003 at the latest, officials say in published reports (see FOCUS ON CHINA — August '00, p.1). Ford Asia-Pacific President Vaughn Koshkarian reportedly says the automaker has submitted a feasibility study for its joint venture with Sichuan-based Chongqing Chang'an Automobile Co., and plans to be building vehicles by late 2002 or early 2003. Koshkarian says Ford is ...

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