The Ministry of Environmental Protection has completed the second draft of the National V Standard, the emission limit and method of measurement for light passenger vehicles.
BMW Brilliance Senior Vice-President Daniel Kirchert has recently submitted his resignation and may leave the company soon.
China overtook Europe in vehicle sales in 2012 and is now in pole position after passing the United States in 2009.
China expects to have 39,700 energy-efficient and new-energy vehicles in operation by the end of March 2013.
The number of recalled vehicles in China has increased significantly over the past few years to hit a record high in 2012.
Despite a slowing economy, China is expected to remain Ferrari's second-largest market worldwide in the next three to five years, according to Luca di Montezemolo, chairman of the Italian sports car brand.
The locally produced Audi A6 is a legend in China's auto industry as it continues to reach new milestones more than two decades after it was first introduced to the country.
Japanese carmakers recently adjusted their full-year sales and revenue targets after their China businesses continued to stagnate in the wake of anti-Japanese protests over territorial disputes that peaked in September.
Battling a slowdown and intense competition in their home market, Chinese carmakers are increasingly looking to exports for growth.
China successfully launched another satellite into space for its indigenous global navigation and positioning network at 11:33 pm Beijing Time Thursday, the launch center said.
Plummeting Japanese sales in the wake of an ongoing diplomatic dispute were largely responsible for a sluggish September as China's auto market declined 1 percent to 1.6 million units sold.
China has increasingly replaced the United States as the biggest market for luxury vehicles related to Germany's Volkswagen Group.
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