BEIJING — Global automakers are gearing up efforts to increase competitiveness in the Chinese market in anticipation of the country's World Trade Organization entry. Volkswagen AG, looking to protect the 54% share it gained in China last year, says it will start mass-production of new-generation automobiles and will implement a host of other measures to meet the WTO challenge. The company sold 315,000 vehicles in 1999, 236,000 of which were Santana cars produced by its Shanghai Volkswagen ...
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