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Building a car for the smartphone generation

Brand-new and bristling with talent, Nanjing-based startup Byton wants the world

Daniel Kirchert says Byton plans to double its workforce to 500 people by the end of the year. (Courtesy of Byton)

TOKYO -- When Daniel Kirchert became head of Nissan Motors' luxury brand Infiniti in China in 2013, he installed three air purifiers in his small Beijing office.

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