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China carmaker insulates Thailand from blow of GM pullout

Asia woes mount for one of Detroit's Big Three as it also leaves Australia

A Chevrolet pickup truck displayed at a motor show near Bangkok in 2018: GM will sell its manufacturing facilities in Thailand to China's Great Wall and suspend all sales in the country this year. (Photo by Hiroshi Kotani)

NEW YORK/BANGKOK -- General Motors is retreating from Thailand as part of a broad downsizing of its Asia-Pacific operations, but the entry of Chinese player Great Wall Motor is expected to cushion the blow to the Southeast Asian country.

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