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Old 03-16-2012, 09:50 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by falcon View Post
I hate to say it but that's actually not a bad looking car.

And really, guys... how the hell do you think every other car is made? Robots can't do everything. And it's likely they built this one car with the cameras to show the assembly process. IIRC Great Wall is one of the largest car manufacturers in China.
is this a chinese copy of the yaris, or is it licensed from toyota?

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"The guy in the CR-V meanwhile, he'll give you a haughty glare. He's responsibly trying to lessen his impact, but there you go lumbering past him with your loud V8, flouting the new reality. You may as well go do some donuts in a strawberry patch and slalom through a litter of kittens." Dan Frio, Automotive Editor, Edmunds
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:19 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by StylinRed View Post
wow the chinese dont even trust the chinese to assemble cars
This is very common.

Chinese executives know that Chinese people are not very trustworthy.
When I was in Japan, I saw some TV show and that's what Chinese business people said.
They would rather do business with Japanese people (that's why they're in Japan) or someone who isn't Chinese.

Also I know they're from Hong Kong, but if you look at Cathay Pacific, most of their pilots are non-Chinese.
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Originally Posted by Timpo View Post

Also I know they're from Hong Kong, but if you look at Cathay Pacific, most of their pilots are non-Chinese.
Ignorant much? Cathay Pacific is owned by the Swire Group. A BRITISH conglomerate.

Cathay Pacific was formed when Hong Kong was still a BRITISH colony.

Their pilots have traditionally been British dating back to the start of the 20th century.

Given that they are based in Hong Kong, it makes sense to hire from the local populace for customer service roles (i.e flight attendants)

But for pilots, they obviously source it from U.K expats given the sense of tradition. Call it a gentlemen's club or whatever.
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