Blog: The rush west
Dave Leggett | 10 March 2008
I see there's a bit of a stampede on to make cars in North America. With the dollar where it is and no prospect of a major recovery in sight, Europeans are rapidly concluding that the best way to hedge against dollar-euro exchange rate losses is to build more in the US. There's even talk of Alfas for the US market possibly being made in Mexico - most likely the upcoming midsize 149 which replaces the 147 I reckon.
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...