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Car giants shifting electric projects to China despite risks

They say opportunities there can help them reach goals faster despite pressure from Beijing to transfer their tech

An electronic car assembly line at a Beijing Electric Vehicle factory. Some business groups and lawmakers say Western company executives are giving away trade secrets for the sake of short-term gains.

Tianjin, China

VOLKSWAGEN, the German car giant, is preparing for a swift expansion in its output of electric cars next year - and the biggest jump in production will be in China. General Motors is making China the hub of its electric car research and development. Renault-Nissan, the...

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