WINDSOR, Ont., Canada – It will be at least 10 years before China is a major player as an automotive exporter to North America, a Canadian researcher claims. China lacks critical engineering know-how and manufacturing expertise for its auto industry to take the next step on the world stage, says Howard Lin, associate professor and director of the University of Windsor Canada-Pacific Rim study center. “The threat is overstated,” Lin says, referring to doomsday reports that China is a ...

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