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Chongqing bets on Japan's robot makers for rebound from auto slump

'China's Detroit' welcomes new industry as property bubble looms

A Fanuc robot at a Tokyo trade fair: The company looks to supply cutting-edge manufacturing systems out of Chongqing.   © Reuters

CHONGQING -- The city dubbed "China's Detroit" is rolling out the red carpet for Japanese robot makers as its all-important auto sector stalls, with Suzuki Motor exiting Chongqing while Ford Motor and Hyundai Motor struggle there.

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