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China's SAIC Motor to make Thailand an export hub

State-owned automaker following Japanese rivals' playbook

SAIC Motor showcased an MG-brand vehicle at a motor show held near Bangkok in November.

BANGKOK -- SAIC Motor is planning to ship vehicles from Thailand to other parts of Southeast Asia and beyond, following in the footsteps walked decades ago by Japanese automakers.

The major Chinese carmaker has been manufacturing MG-brand vehicles in Thailand through a joint venture with local conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group. The venture, SAIC-CP Motor, is currently building its second plant in the country southeast of Bangkok, and is reportedly spending more than 30 billion baht ($870 million).

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