Forget the United States -- for many huge companies the most important car market in the world is now China.
As the Wall Street Journal noted recently, Robert Bosch, the largest auto supplier in the world, thinks China will remain at the top of the global auto market. Fueled by economic stimulus measures, China's auto industry was one of the few in the world that maintained strong demand through the global downturn.
No surprise, then, that industry insiders closely watched the Beijing auto show last week, where nearly 1,000 vehicles were exhibited and pitched to Chinese consumers. Luxury car makers, in particular, the Washington Post noted, flocked to the show to display their wares.
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