UPDATE 1-GM appoints new China chief as sales slip


(Adds details, quotes, by-line, changes dateline) By Ben Blanchard SHANGHAI, March 31 (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. , the world's biggest auto maker, will send its top UK executive to take charge in China after the ex-chief's surprise resignation raised questions about business in GM's second-largest market. GM said on Thursday that European vice president and chairman of UK operations Kevin Wale will replace Phil Murtaugh -- a nine-year China veteran who joined GM in 1973 and was ...

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