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10.12.2012 15:52

Closer Look: Japanese Carmakers Were Due for Bump in China Road

Recent fall in sales was partly caused by wave of protests, but other factors pointed to Toyota and others losing their shares in world's largest auto market
By staff reporter Liang Dongmei

Japanese car sales in China plunged 41 percent year on year in September, data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) shows.

Many Japanese carmakers said they had anticipated the bad news. The development was, of course, partly due to anti-Japanese protests that raged across China last month, but the decline of Japanese car sales in the world's largest auto market was destined even without the impact of a boycott.

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