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02.10.2010 19:21

How Manufacturing's Mockingbird Sings

From batteries to cars, BYD engineers have found that successful product manufacturing begins by copying others
By staff reporters Liang Dongmei, Yang Binbin, Fu Yanyan and Wang Duan

(Caixin Online) Auto technician Li Xuelin never dreamed of dismantling his boss' Mercedes Benz S300. But one day, that's exactly what the boss ordered Li and a half-dozen colleagues to do.

It wasn't easy. At first, the technicians just stood beside the shiny black car, daring not to touch it. But eventually their boss and BYD CEO Wang Chuanfu broke the stalemate.

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