Speaking to the press as the foundation stone was laid for the new Chinese Jaguar Land Rover factory in Changshu near Shanghai, Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer, and Mr Yin Tongyao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chery Automobile Company Ltd, said:
"We are delighted to have reached this milestone, achieved thanks to the understanding and foresight of the Chinese authorities and we want to thank them for recognising the potential of our joint venture in the fast-growing Chinese market."
"Together, we will now begin working in close collaboration on our partnership plans to harness the capabilities of our respective companies, to produce relevant, advanced models for Chinese consumers."
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A largely cloudy start to the weekend but mostly dry start. Through the day, some sunny spells are likely to develop.