Continues here : http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/philg/2003/09/28#a2323
with a link to this article : http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/28/magazine/28ARCHINT.html
India got there first? :
Adding to the chaos is that Chinese businesses are rarely stand-alone entities -- so intertwined are many companies, including direct competitors, that it can be hard to tell where one firm begins and another ends. This produces an extremely idiosyncratic industry that baffles and surprises even the most sophisticated foreign companies. VW, for example, found its parts in a domestic rival's cars. G.M. is currently investigating a Chinese manufacturer that released a subcompact car this summer for $6,000 that looks suspiciously like a $9,000 model of their own. China's car industry is like a potluck supper where everyone's technology is sampled by everyone else. So by the time a Chinese car lands here, it may well include features from all the world's top car and parts makers.
(Also : GlobalProcessNetworkManagement)
Photos from inside chinese toy factory : http://www.mazm.com/2007/09/19/38.toys-manufacture-in-china-25-pics.html
April 2005 : UK looks for Chinese buyer of car company : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4429663.stm
December 2005 : Chines car exports excede imports : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4502098.stm