PARIS – Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. will become the first Chinese auto maker to break out of the old bamboo curtain in a substantial way if it takes control of Europe's MG and Rover brands as expected next year. With SUVs from its investment last month in Korea's Ssangyong Motor Co. Ltd., the Chinese auto maker will be in a position to begin exporting to markets such as the U.S. in a few more years. (See related story: SAIC Seals Deal With Ssangyong) Deal with Tata to sell City ...

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