China is the world’s largest automotive market and is now producing TWICE the number of vehicles yearly that the US is.
Any mainstream mfgr that doesn’t participate there will likely fall by the wayside in the worldwide competition.
We can debate whether a company should take that risk, but it is a significant risk.
I understand what you’re saying and China isn’t the only country GM and other auto companies are hooking up with.
A very big concern with China though from what I’ve read is from the technology standpoint. GM originally came out and said they wouldn’t give them their Volt technology, but now there’s talk of building the Cad ELR there and that’s Volt technology.
China may supposedly be our friend when going after trade and sharing technology but they’re sure putting of lot of money into their military.
I can positively state with absolute certainty that I will never buy a car made in China; or a car assembled from parts made in China.
I should live so long!