BEIJING — China's first non-state-owned car manufacturer, Jili Group of Zhejiang province, will begin production of its first minicar, called the Jili Meiri, next month. The automaker has invested RMB3 billion (US$362.3 million) in its minicar project. Factory buildings are near completion and equipment installation has begun, Project Manager Pan Zaifa says. The automaker also has begun recruiting specialists, training workers for marketing and after-sales services. More than 400 ...

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