German minister reassured over access to Chinese car market
Germany has received assurances that its carmakers will not be discriminated against in China, economy minister Sigmar Gabriel said in Beijing, reports Gernot Heller for Reuters. China plans to set quotas for electric cars in 2018, and some German firms have expressed fears that the quotas would restrict their market share. Gabriel said Chinese Industry Minister Miao Wei had indicated that German fears of being excluded were unfounded. Miao had promised that any German carmaker producing in China, the world's biggest auto market, would be treated on an equal basis with Chinese companies.
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