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Geely, Changan join Honda-led effort against fake auto parts in China

Global automakers seek to root out counterfeits and raise awareness

The Chentian auto parts market in Guangzhou. Fewer counterfeit components had been found in China in recent years, but the problem appears to be on the rise again.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Eleven major automakers are coming together to tackle the persistent problem of counterfeit parts in China, the world's largest auto market, working with partners including Chinese authorities and Alibaba Group Holding.

The companies will share information on trademark violations and jointly work to raise awareness and build relationships with authorities as producers of such fake parts as brake pads find increasingly complex ways to work around a crackdown by Beijing.

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