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China said to arm-twist Continental on Lithuania business

Diplomatic spat over Taiwan spills over to global auto supply chain

German tire company Continental is facing pressure from China over the use of parts made in Lithuania.   © Reuters

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Major German auto parts manufacturer Continental has reportedly been pressured by the Chinese government to stop using components produced in Lithuania.

In an exclusive story Friday, Reuters cited two sources familiar with the matter as confirming the actions. Continental declined to comment to Nikkei.

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