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Chinese auto parts maker vows to top Johnson deal for A123

Reuters -- A lawyer for Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group Corp said on Thursday it plans to make a superior bid for the battery business of A123 Systems than what a U.S. company has offered.

Wanxiang intends to bid at the auction for A123, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this week, Bojan Guzina said at a court hearing in Delaware. The Chinese company also plans to fight Johnson Controls Inc for the role of initial bidder for A123, the attorney said.

A123, a maker of lithium-ion batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles, declared bankruptcy amid a backdrop of quality-control problems and a disappointing market for electric vehicles. The company had won a $249MM U.S. government grant in 2009.

Wanxiang has been pursuing A123 for months. The bankruptcy came after a $465MM rescue deal by


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honda0105
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more money going to the Chinese.
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Dooooooh
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:52:23 PM

Right Now, Chevy Volt is getting its Lithium Ion batteries from Korea.

When China buys A123 they will move the technology the to China.

China wants our technology for their military.
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Thank you for posting.
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Put a for sale sign up on the east and west coast. Everything is for sale.
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Government grant and bankrupt, patteren?
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Lol so funny. I wanna get me some Romney TP, I can use it without ever disrepecting the office of the president. Go Buckeyes!
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No more Hype and Chains!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:49:19 PM

superior quality from china - you must be kidding! LOL!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:19:26 PM

they want to buy everything
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:15:53 PM

compel both companies to submit an environmental plan that they must adhere to and the chinese will fold their tent and go home .
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ok
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How much did the U S taxpayer lose on this obummer budget buster?
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:11:49 PM

So now China will make our batteries crapi!?
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Keep up the deficit spending and the Chinese will own everything.
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Ok
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Chinese are on a roll.
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Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:09:36 PM

So now we can bailout a firm that could end up in Chinese hands?????
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anything's possible.
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Yep
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Watch out.
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China wants it all
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OK.
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So do it.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:06:10 PM

Yet more Chinese state-run enterprises buying North American businesses they, and their government's tilted trade rules, theft of intellectual property, and subsidies helped put out of business.
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Thanks for the wonderful input Mr Bill W.
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Another way for the Cineese to get the US government's money.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:04:12 PM

Maybe!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:04:03 PM

YeahBut - - what about quality control? China has not been so good in the past.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:03:45 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:03:27 PM

Keep China out of the bidding.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:01:42 PM

Go for it.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 10:57:03 PM

The Chinese do so much with lead... Batteries should be a natural for them...

[Edited by: CatMan623 at 10/19/2012 11:57:18 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 10:56:49 PM

buying them from a Chinese company is going to be problem, they don't use quality materials and put people at risk
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 10:55:15 PM

This purchase by China should not be allowed by Congress.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 10:53:20 PM

Does anyone really want to purchase batteries from a company based in a country that was responsible for tainted baby formula, dog food, paint, plastics, sheet rock... and the list goes on and on and on... Thank-you but NO thanks!
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Yes, let China lose big money on batteries for cars.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 10:45:17 PM

Great
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 10:45:10 PM

Sickening to see hard-working taxpayers' money going down the drain. It will be so good to see U. S. companies succeed!
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Once China buys it anything good they used to make will instantly turn to crap.
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competition is good for the creditors
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Keep it in the U.S.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 10:38:02 PM

dont let China get it
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Beware of the Chinese
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Another Obama loan recipient goes belly up.
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cra[
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U.S.A.
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Alrighty then.
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