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Nidec to set up motor R&D site in China amid Sino-US tensions

Japanese manufacturer invests about $920 million in Dalian to build new factory

Japanese company Nidec will set up a new electric motor research and development facility in China.

KYOTO/DALIAN -- Nidec, the world's largest motor manufacturer, will set up a new research and development facility in China for drive motors used in electric vehicles, Nikkei has learned, hoping to counter risks arising from Sino-U.S. tensions and also take in Chinese demand.

The Japanese company plans to also develop motors for use in elderly care robots and home appliances. The new R&D center is scheduled to come into operation in 2021 and will be inside its new factory in the northeastern city of Dalian that is under construction with investment of about 100 billion yen ($920.64 million).

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