Dave Leggett | 8 June 2007
Is a deal between Proton and Volkswagen actually quite close? It sounded like taking an equity stake in Proton was a fairly serious sticking point. But a report in a Malaysian newspaper indicates that some fairly creative thinking may have been going on to overcome that. The level of detail apparently leaked from someone at Volkswagen suggests that there may be something in it. A standard denial has been issued by VW locally. Anyway, we're looking into the story (Tony Pugliese is on the case - we should have an update for Monday).
I'm starting to get a small idea of the scale of things here in China, but really, I'm only scratching the surface of this vast country....
Given the startling complexity of obtaining a journalist visa for China - the code 'J2' is now indelibly stamped on my mind - it was with some surprise how swiftly I managed to sail through airport im...