DETROIT – China is the next frontier for U.S.-based automotive suppliers – many of which are tantalized by the emerging market’s promise of monumental growth and still others that are being all but forced to follow their OEM customers there. The prospects, combined with the inherent risk, have made for a roller-coaster ride for those suppliers that already have set up shop in China. John Wehrenberg, senior director of Asia operations-ArvinMeritor Inc., terms it an “exciting but brutal” ...

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