SHANGHAI — When the first batch of saleable Buick sedans begin rolling off the line at the Shanghai GM Automotive Co. Ltd.'s joint venture plant here in April, China believes it will at last have the capability to manufacture an exportable upscale sedan. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Huangpu River that slices through the city, the construction of a vehicle test track and a research and development center for Volkswagen AG's Shanghai operation is approaching completion. The ...

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