Solve vehicle tech disputes through talks, urges China

Foreign carmakers such as Volkswagen have entered China's electric vehicle market through joint ventures with local partners.
Foreign carmakers such as Volkswagen have entered China's electric vehicle market through joint ventures with local partners.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Citing more than three decades of "fruitful" Sino-US collaboration on technology research, China's top science official said yesterday that any problems arising between the United States and China in the area of new vehicle technologies can be solved through talks.

With global trade protectionism on the rise, Minister for Science and Technology Wan Gang was asked about the latest tweets by Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, who had urged United States President Donald Trump to look at the trade imbalance in electric vehicles (EV) and related fields.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'Solve vehicle tech disputes through talks, urges China'. Print Edition | Subscribe