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Great Wall opens new Shanghai headquarters

Hu Yumo
China's largest SUV and pickup manufacturer Great Wall will set up its East China headquarters in Shanghai.
Hu Yumo

China’s largest sport-utility vehicle and pickup manufacturer Great Wall has signed a cooperation agreement with Jiading government to set up its East China headquarters in Shanghai.

Work at the headquarters will focus on areas including hydrogen technology, fuel-cell and connected vehicle and mobility services.

Great Wall said that the Shanghai base will be its second largest research and development center after Baoding in Heibei Province. 

Wei Jianjun, chairman of Great Wall Motors, said that the company will promote the development of auto industry in Jiading District. 

Jiading Party Secretary Zhang Xi said that the district aims to become a world leading automotive center and Great Wall will bring new technology and new ideas into the district.

In June 10, Jiading District issued its plan and policy for fuel-cell vehicle development. The district hopes its annual output value of hydrogen energy and fuel-cell vehicles will exceed 50 billion yuan (US$7.1 billion) by 2025.

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