BEIJING — The new millennium is bringing to China both good and bad news wrapped in one package: probable entry into the World Trade Organization. Membership will come as welcome news for strong companies and a death knell for the weak. In both cases, China's overall economy should prosper. The automotive industry in general right now, however, would be satisfied to see a better sales year than last. Virtually all automakers and industry analysts feel 1999 sales reports will come in flat ...

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