TOKYO – A reality check of China's rapidly expanding automotive industry has minimized Japanese fears about serious competition, near term, at least. VW uses high-tech robots to build Passat in China. Earlier this year, Japan's powerful Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) was so concerned about the industrial colossus taking shape hundred miles to the west that experts were commissioned to analyze the growth underway in China and report back to Tokyo. Three teams ...

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