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Ford and Jiangling build on China partnership

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Image caption A number of major car makers are looking to China to boost sales

Ford has announced an expansion of its partnership with Jiangling Motors in China with a new $300m (£196m) plant.

The plant will begin production in 2012 and will produce 300,000 vehicles a year.

Jiangling, which is 30%-owned by Ford, currently operates two joint plants with the US car maker, with a combined annual capacity of 210,000 vehicles.

A number of leading western car makers are looking to China to boost sales following the global downturn.

Earlier this month, French car giant Peugeot Citroen finalised a joint venture with Changan Automotive to build cars in China.

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