BEIJING — Eager to grab a piece of the Chinese auto market, several Japanese manufacturers reportedly are planning to increase the number of their sales centers as China moves rapidly toward World Trade Organization membership. Honda Motor Co. Ltd., which recently set up a joint venture in Guangzhou province to produce Accord cars (see story, p.1), reportedly plans to increase the number of its sales centers in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou from the current 43 to 120 before 2001. ...

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