REPEATED - Japan auto giants to halve Chinese output: report
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's top three carmakers will halve production in China following a sales slump there sparked by a backlash over a territorial row between Tokyo and Beijing, a report said on Monday.
Toyota, Honda and Nissan all plan to resume output at roughly half their normal levels on Monday when workers return to their jobs after the end of China's week-long National Day holiday, the Nikkei business daily said.
Nissan will suspend its night shift and operate its Chinese factories only during the day "for the time being", while Toyota and Honda will cut operating hours and run production lines at slower speeds, the Nikkei said.
If the production cut continues for a month, each of the three firms is likely to suffer a reduction of 30,000 units to 40,000 units, the Nikkei reported.