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Han Zheng Meets Volkswagen Chairman

    On October 28, Han Zheng, Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, met with Professor Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG.

    Han welcomed Winterkorn and his delegation who came to Shanghai for the 30th anniversary of Shanghai Volkswagen (SVW) and the global board meeting of Volkswagen. Han commended Volkswagen and Shanghai Automobile Industry Corporation (SAIC) on their fruitful cooperation in the past 30 years and their new ambitions set out in the future plans. According to Han, China is now comprehensively deepening its reform and opening up and the Chinese economy has kept steady growth; this two combined will create a more segmented auto market. We will give stronger support to alternative energy vehicles and hope that SAIC and Volkswagen can have new breakthroughs in alternative energy and small-displacement cars.

    Winterkorn responded by saying that the long-term successful cooperation between Volkswagen and SAIC is unprecedented in the history of auto industry. This would not be possible but for the consistent support from the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee and Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. Looking into the future, Volkswagen will not only produce more cars, but also cars of good quality. Meanwhile, the company will also seek new development in the research and manufacturing of alternative energy vehicles as well as other car models by strengthening its cooperation with SAIC.