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'Made in China 2025' forges ahead with EV dominance in sight

From batteries to motors and finished cars, China expands footprint

A Nissan Sylphy electric car is displayed at a motor show in Beijing. The company is using batteries from Chinese manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- As the Sino-U.S. trade war morphs into a fight for technological supremacy between the world's two biggest economies, Washington is focused on delaying -- if not outright derailing -- Beijing's "Made in China 2025" initiative.

It is unclear whether the U.S. will succeed. But China clearly is forging ahead quietly with the 10 goals of the initiative, chief among which involves becoming an indispensable source of electric vehicle technology such as batteries and drive motors.

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