• On July 13, 1956, under the guidance of the China's Central Committee and with assistance from the former Soviet Union, construction of China's first automotive production base was completed. Known at that time as First Automotive Works (FAW) and now as FAW Group Co., Ltd., this sprawling car and truck manufacturer headquartered in Changchun, China firmly launched the country into the automotive age.

After fifty years of development and refinement, tremendous changes have taken place within FAW. In stark contrast to the early days of producing a single model of medium truck, FAW now produces hundreds of models of light, medium, and heavy trucks for every vocation. In the late 1950's, FAW quickly responded to market demand and commenced automotive and bus production, soon making FAW the leading producer of buses and luxury tourist coaches in China. In stark contrast to our early days, overall production volume has swelled from 30,000 units to an annual figure approaching one million. Under an evolutionary development of corporate infrastructure from that of a traditional state enterprise to a profitable and diversified group organization with the right combination of lean and progressive qualities, FAW is solidly in place to become a global player in the automotive industry.

After surpassing the one million unit annual sales figure in 2005, FAW Group Co., Ltd. has set exciting new goals as the company makes use of the latest in information technologies to keep our people and customers connected worldwide, thus ensuring an important competitive edge in the marketplace.

  • Laying the Foundation

The ground breaking for FAW's headquarters and first production facilities on July 15, 1953 was an historic and exciting time in China's history. The company's first medium duty truck, the model CA10, immediately became a daily sight to people throughout China and a symbol of industrial pride to the country.

FAW's creation was an important part of New China's first five-year plan, and was successfully executed with the support of the former Soviet Union thru an agreement supporting industrial cooperation signed by China's Chairman Mao Zedong and Prime Minister Zhou Enlai with Soviet leaders.

In April of 1950, China's Automobile Industry Preparatory Committee was established by the Ministry of Heavy Industries. Following meticulous research and preparation, the Chinese government's Central Committee authorized a three year plan for the construction of First Automobile Works in Changchun. Chairman Mao Zedong autographed the foundation stone and bestowed the name "Jiefang", meaning liberation, on the model CA10 medium truck to symbolize China's new independent ability to create the tools for a modern national transportation system.

During construction of the new truck plant in Changchun, the Soviet government provided technical support, tooling, and more than 80% of the production machinery. A large number of Soviet advisors were stationed in Changchun during the ramp-up period to help orchestrate factory construction, production preparation, and train FAW employees.

During the 3 year preparation span, talented management and support staff were recruited from all over the country. Thousands of assembly line workers were hired and trained. More than 20,000 workers from the 5th construction division, composed of mechanical and electrical tradesman, were put to the task of transforming the daily arrivals of construction material into a state-of-the-art production facility on schedule. The successful collaboration of all concerned promoted the progress of construction, with completion occurring on July 15, 1956. Indeed, many felt the pace and quality of the work was miraculous.

Key Events
  • Jun. 10, 1969.The first model CA772 Hongqi armored limousine, designed especially for national leaders, was introduced.

  • Aug. 25, 1967.The Second Automobile Works was established. FAW was responsible for the construction of the heat treatment system, electroplating system, and 11 complete manufacturing units. Over 4,200 employees from FAW permanently relocated to the Second Automotive Works, extending their experience and technical expertise to the new automaker.

  • Apr. 21, 1966.The model CA770 Hongqi luxury limousine was approved for exclusive use by select government officials and dignitaries.

  • Sep. 29, 1965.The first Hongqi extended-length luxury limousine was introduced.

  • Jan. 1, 1964.The official introduction of the FAW Group logo.

  • Jun. 16, 1962.Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and his wife Deng Yingchao toured FAW Group.

  • Mar. 16, 1960.A Hongqi luxury sedan was exhibited at the Leipzig International Exhibition.

  • Sep. 28, 1958.The first Hongqi open-top limousine for use by select government officials was produced.

  • Sep. 20, 1958.The first all-wheel drive off-road capable model CA30 4-ton Jiefang truck rolled off the assembly line.

  • Sep. 19, 1958.CPC Central Committee General Secretary Deng Xiaoping inspected FAW Group's vast production facilities.

  • Aug. 1, 1958.The first Hongqi luxury sedan was produced.

  • May 21, 1958.Chairman Mao Zedong, Mr. Liu Shaoqi, Mr. Lin Boqu and other distinguished national leaders test-drove the new Dongfeng sedan in Beijing. Clearly impressed, Chairman Mao proudly said "I have just enjoyed a most pleasant experience in our first domestically-produced automobile".

  • May 12, 1958.China's first prototype Dongfeng model automobile was produced.

  • Feb. 13, 1958.CPC Chairman Mao Zedong visited FAW Group on a factory inspection tour.

  • Oct. 7, 1957.Mr. Peters, a businessman from Jordan, became the company's first export customer when he purchased 3 Jiefang trucks.

  • Oct. 15, 1956.The factory's grand opening ceremony was held.

  • Jul. 13, 1956.China's first model CA10 4-ton Jiefang commercial truck rolled off the assembly line.

  • Jun. 12, 1955.The metal shop produced the first batch of automotive parts after trial production.

  • Nov. 2, 1953.The first batch of 39 trainees traveled to the Stalin truck factory in the former Soviet Union for instruction in truck production.

  • Sep. 1953.The first factory buildings began to take shape with assistance from the Engineer Corps of the Chinese Military.

  • Jul. 15, 1953.The foundation stone laying ceremony for First Automobile Works (FAW) was held

  • Jun. 9, 1953.CPC Chairman Mao Zedong signed off on the final project plans which called for factory completion within 3 years. Mao Zedong took a strong personal interest in the exciting project, later autographing the foundation stone of the new factory to symbolize the country's new independent ability to create the tools necessary for a modern transportation infrastructure.

  • Apr. 3, 1951.China's Ministry of Heavy Industry approved FAW's business plan for the truck factory project, which focused on the production of 4-ton Jiefang commercial trucks at an initial rate of 30,000 units per year.

  • Feb. 14, 1950.Representatives from China and the former Soviet Union signed the "Sino-Soviet Friendship Alliance Treaty", which was the prelude to several significant joint post-war engineering projects towards the rebuilding of China's industrial infrastructure, including the construction of China's first modern truck factory during China's first national economic 5-year plan.

  • Dec. 16, 1949.A high-ranking Chinese delegation headed by CPC Chairman Mao Zedong visited the former Soviet Union, where that country's advanced automotive industry left a profound impression with him

  • Growth and Development

The period from the start of production in 1956 until the end of 1978 was a critical growth and development period for FAW.

Not long after the production of the CA10 medium truck began, FAW commenced with production of the "Dong Feng" (east wind) passenger sedan and the "Hong Qi" (red flag) luxury sedans. FAW's entrance into the automobile arena to any meaningful level was however to be delayed by two historically difficult periods for the company. The "Great Leap Forward" (1958-1960), a well-intentioned government plan to quickly advance China's general industry, met with unexpected difficulties that temporarily drained available financial and management resources necessary to FAW. As the winds of fortune again turned in the company's favor, including a strategically planned 3 year recuperation span, the 1960-65 business period proved to have the most robust sales demand to date for FAW.

The second difficult period distracting the company from its business focus, known as the "Cultural Revolution", occurred from 1966 thru 1972. In 1972, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai spearheaded an end to this politically uneven period which allowed the company to return to normalcy and resume the upward trend we have today.

In 1975, the company's progress was further strengthened by the forward-thinking of China's Deputy Premier Deng Xiaoping initiatives for state enterprise reform.

In 1977 and 1978, further reforms were initiated by the Chinese government to assist FAW and other state-enterprises in catching up with the economic targets temporarily pushed back by the environment of the "Cultural Revolution". As a result, despite the previously mentioned setbacks indirectly beset on the company, FAW seized the infusion of forward momentum and pushed forward with new technology, tripling the number of product offerings, and increasing production from 30,000 to 60,000 units.

During the 1970's, FAW produced both vehicles and talent as well. Following the Chinese governments decision to diversify its vehicle production base, the Second Auto Works, now known as Dong Feng Motor Corporation, was created in China's Hebei Province under the orchestration of FAW utilizing many designs and talented individuals as directed from the company to ensure a successful launch.

Key Events
  • Feb. 21, 1972.The Hongqi presidential limousine was appointed as the exclusive car for visiting United States President Richard M. Nixon during his historic 1972 visit to China.

  • Dec. 30, 1973.The massive 60-ton model CA390 off-highway mining truck was introduced

  • May 20, 1978.FAW Group sent a group of 20 engineers to Japan to study the country's automotive industry. The participants received training at Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Nissan, Hino and Toyota.

  • Model Changes and Revisions

Plans were initiated in 1979 for a complete redesign of FAW's prominent CA10/30 medium truck. In the midst of the development phase, FAW in 1983 instigated a significant plant modernization campaign to update FAW and match the revolutionary new truck with a modern production facility. Taking a cue from overseas, many Japanese production techniques were incorporated into FAW's manufacturing process to enhance efficiency. After extensive R&D, testing, and production preparation, the new CA141 medium truck entered production at the end of 1988. During the 1983-88 period, the company cemented its new policies of moving the corporation away from the priorities of a traditional state enterprise to that of a modern profit-driven organization. Profitability and sales motivation were infused into the company culture. With the support of China's Central Committee, FAW received enhanced rights for selling product through its proprietary sales channels, for overseas trade, and self-empowerment for enterprise planning. Climaxing this exciting period of new products and corporate revitalization, the company formally opened its doors to international sales for the first time.

The resultant new company atmosphere allowed FAW's employees to act with renewed spirit and energy, and follow the global trend in revising and replacing models at a much more rapid pace than in the past to meet increasing market demands. New light, medium, and heavy trucks were planned in conjunction with a new range of automobiles.

Following a pattern of strong alliance between Jilin Light Truck and Mini Vehicle Corporation and FAW, the Jilin concern was merged in 1987 by China's Central Committee into FAW Group, to make better use of the synergies between the two companies and promote the expansion of FAW's product line.

In 1994, FAW Industry General Corporation was founded based on an alliance between the FAW Automobile Research Institute and FAW's 9th Planning and Designing Institute, which greatly solidified the company's technical resources.

Key Events
  • Jul. 1, 1980.Research and development commenced on the new model CA141 5-ton Jiefang commercial truck project.

  • Feb. 26, 1983.The one millionth Jiefang brand commercial truck rolled off the production line.

  • Sep. 23, 1983.The model CA141 5-ton commercial truck received approval for full-scale production. .

  • Oct. 1, 1984.CPC Central Military Commission Chairman Deng Xiaoping utilized a model CA770 Hongqi luxury limousine during a military inspection.

  • Jun. 1, 1985.Geng Zhaojie was appointed as president of FAW Group and general manager of the company's commercial truck division.

  • Jul. 15, 1986.The new model CA141 5-ton Jiefang commercial truck enters mass production.

  • Sep. 29, 1986.FAW Group expanded the original factory area for the development and production of cars and light trucks.

  • Jan. 1, 1988.FAW Group prepared to begin large scale production of cars and light trucks.

  • May 17, 1988.FAW and Volkswagen AG signed a pilot engineering agreement involving the importation and joint local assembly of 30,000 Audi 100 CKD kits.

  • Aug. 1, 1989.The first Audi 100 1.8L sedan rolled off the assembly line.

  • A Maturing Strategy

The period between 1988 and 2001 witnessed a renewed focus on enlarging the company's automotive offerings. The company created two separate automotive concerns, that being the FAW Passenger Car Company and FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Co., Ltd. This climax of municipal bus, luxury tourist coach, custom bus chassis, and light, medium, and heavy truck manufacturing, combined with an extensive portfolio of proprietary and jointly-produced automobiles, firmly solidified the position of FAW Group as a top world player. Heavy truck production surpassed that of medium trucks for the first time, and the ratio of car to truck production reached 50%. Overall production finished 5.1 times higher in 2001 over 1988. Corporate income increased 22.8, landing FAW a spot in the top 10 of China's largest companies

Additional cooperation overseas with automotive suppliers and manufacturers, and the expansion of FAW's overseas sales organization, both led to the creation of many significant joint venture companies between FAW Group and overseas partners. Now exporting complete vehicles, CKD/SKD vehicle kits, and oem/aftermarket parts to more than 70 countries, FAW had successfully transformed itself from a famous domestic vehicle manufacturer to a formidable participant in the global automotive arena.

FAW also engaged in an effective campaign to reduce quality defects and improve the cost-effectiveness of factory operations and procedures. Through an internal audit, FAW discovered new ways to streamline internal company procurement and reduce cost. Factory inventory levels were also adjusted to follow a leaner "just in time" philosophy.

Key Events
  • Nov. 20, 1990.FAW Group and Volkswagen AG officials signed a contract at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to jointly produce the Volkswagen Jetta A2 sedan at an annual rate of 150,000 units.

  • Dec. 5, 1991.The first Volkswagen Jetta A2 sedan rolled off the assembly line.

  • Feb. 22, 1992.FAW Group constructed its first overseas assembly plant in Tanzania for the production of Jiefang brand commercial trucks.

  • Jul. 15, 1992.FAW Group's original name, First Automobile Works, was formally changed to China First Automobile Group Corporation.

  • Dec. 9, 1992.The first Audi 100 2.6L V6-powered sedan rolled off the assembly line.

  • Jul. 15, 1993.FAW Group celebrated its 40th anniversary culminating with the unveiling of a monument inscribed by Chinese President Jiang Zemin and Premier Li Peng.

  • Jun. 1, 1995.The first Volkswagen Golf IV rolled off the production line at FAW-Volkswagen.

  • Dec. 30, 1996.FAW Group obtained ISO9001 certification.

  • Jun. 18, 1997.Shares of FAW Car Co. Ltd. were listed for the first time on the Shenzhen stock exchange.

  • Aug. 17, 1998.FAW Group and its employees contributed money and vehicles towards disaster relief following disastrous flooding along the Changjiang, Songhua, and Nen Rivers.

  • Nov. 10, 1998.The new model CA7460 Hongqi luxury limousine rolled off the production line.

  • Oct. 1, 1999.Chinese President Jiang Zemin utilized a Hongqi limousine during a military inspection on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

  • Foundation for the Future

In December 2001, FAW convened the 11th session of the Party Representative Conference, the company's annual meeting with representatives of the government's Central Committee, and announced that FAW has successfully completed its third ramp-up phase during the 1988-2001 period, more than doubling production, marketing scope, sales income, profit, and employee income. In 2002, FAW extended its goals and announced changes relevant to China's entry into the World Trade Organization that will assure the company's continued growth in the global market.

FAW is entering into an exciting and dynamic new era. From its humble beginning in 1953, FAW has become a major supplier of automobiles, trucks, buses, and coaches around the globe. Under superb leadership accompanied by an outstanding staff of dedicated people, FAW is proudly poised to become the new benchmark for innovation, satisfying the world with the best automobiles and trucks available.

Key Events
  • Jul. 15, 2000.The new Hongqi "Century Star" premium luxury sedan rolled off the production line.

  • Aug. 25, 2000.President Jiang Zemin paid his third visit to FAW Group, giving high praise to the company's continued robust development.

  • May 18, 2001.The 100,000th Jiefang brand commercial truck produced at FAW Group's Qingdao heavy truck division rolled off the assembly line.

  • Jul. 15, 2001.The 3 millionth Jiefang brand commercial truck rolled off the assembly line.

  • Feb. 2, 2002.The 500,000th Volkswagen automobile rolled off the production line at FAW-Volkswagen.

  • May 15, 2002.FAW Group and the Jilin provincial government signed an asset restructuring agreement for FAW Jilin Light Truck and Mini Vehicle Company.

  • Jun. 14, 2002.A ceremony was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing marking FAW Group's acquisition of a 51 percent stake in Tianjin Xiali Automobile from parent Tianjin Automotive Industry (Group) Co., Ltd., thus effectively merging the famous Xiali brand into the FAW family.

  • Aug. 29, 2002.A signature ceremony was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, attended by FAW Group President Zhu Yanfeng and Toyota Motor Corporation President Fujio Cho, following their agreement to establish a strategic and long-term cooperative relationship in China.

  • Sep. 30, 2002.FAW Bus and Coach Co. Ltd. was formally established.

  • Oct. 21, 2002.Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor Co. Ltd. (SFTM) was formed after acquiring an 80% stake in Sichuan Bus Company, immediately giving FAW Group a strategic relationship with Sichuan Bus's joint partner Toyota in the production of Coaster medium buses.

  • Dec. 31, 2002.Annual vehicle production and sales exceeded 580,000 units, a proud and significant breakthrough in the company's history. FAW Group realized the goal of doubling profits 3 years ahead of schedule. Car sales exceeded that of medium and heavy trucks for the first time, signaling the company's growing success in the automobile segment.

  • Jan. 18, 2003.FAW Jiefang Truck Co. Ltd. was formally established, formally departing from the former state-run structure to combine all of FAW's Jiefang manufacturing units into a more agile and profit-driven organization with a modern corporate reporting system.

  • Apr. 9, 2003.FAW Group President Zhu Yanfeng and Toyota Motor Corporation President Fujio Cho attended a signing ceremony in Tokyo following their agreement to jointly produce four Toyota brand models in China, including the Corolla, Crown, Land Cruiser 100, and Land Cruiser Prado.

  • Jul. 15, 2003.FAW Group held a spectacular 50th anniversary celebration ceremony commemorating its establishment.

  • Sep. 11, 2003.Tianjin FAW Toyota Automobile Co. Ltd was established for the joint production of Corolla and Vios sedans, incorporating Toyota's "global body line" (GBL) production principals into local production.

  • Dec. 31, 2003.FAW Group's annual sales thru 2003 reached 902,300 units.

  • May 15, 2004.Chinese President Hu Jintao and other distinguished dignitaries made an inspection tour of FAW Group.

  • Sep. 15, 2004.FAW President Zhu Yanfeng and Toyota Motor Corporation President Fujio Cho formally announced their agreement at the Beijing Diaoyutai State Guesthouse to jointly promote the widespread use of high-quality, high-performance hybrid vehicles built in China, commencing with assembly of the Toyota Prius in China by the end of 2005.

  • Dec. 7, 2004.German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, China Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan, and FAW Group President Zhu Yanfeng attended a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the establishment of FAW-Volkswagen's new Plant II.

  • Dec. 28, 2004.FAW Group historically became the first automobile and truck manufacturer in China with annual sales in excess of one million units.

  • Jan. 20, 2005.The first Jiefang "Hanwei" model J5M heavy truck rolls off FAW Group's advanced new assembly line in Changchun, marking the fifth generation of Jiefang brand commercial trucks.

  • Mar. 22, 2005.Production of the Toyota Crown luxury sedan began at Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co. Ltd.'s (TFTM) recently completed Plant II. Construction of the company's future Plant III was scheduled to begin on October 24, 2005.

  • May 26, 2005.Following the establishment of FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Co. Ltd., Volkswagen Transmission Shanghai Co. Ltd. and Volkswagen FAW Platform Co. Ltd., construction commenced on Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian) Co. Ltd.'s advanced new US $194 million engine plant, which will have an annual production capacity of 300,000 units by 2011.

  • May 29, 2005.Chengdu FAW Automobile Co. Ltd. celebrated the ground breaking of their modern new assembly plant. The new facility, scheduled for completion at the end of 2006, will greatly enhance FAW Group's competitive edge in western China.

  • Jun. 25, 2005.Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao toured Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co. Ltd.'s (TFTM) new Plant II, the production location for Toyota Crown luxury sedans and Reiz (Mark X) performance sedans. FAW Group President Zhu Yanfeng outlined the company's development strategies, including its extensive cooperation with Toyota.

  • Jul. 12, 2005.FAW Group ranked 448th on the Fortune Global 500 for 2005 with sales revenues of $13.825 billion.

  • Oct. 31, 2005FAW Jilin Automobile Co. Ltd. (FJA) and Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd. (DMC) signed a technical licensing agreement and other related contracts towards the production of a new compact 7 passenger MPV based on the Toyota Avanza/Daihatsu Xenia with an initial annual output of 30,000 units.

  • Nov. 5, 2005FAW Group received the award for "2005 Excellence in National Enterprise Culture" from the China Enterprise Confederation (CEC) and China Enterprise Directors Association (CEDA).

  • Dec. 8, 2005FAW Group signed a joint venture agreement with India's Bharat Forge Ltd. (BFL) to form FAW Bharat Forging Co. Ltd. The new company will manufacture highly engineered forged automotive components for passenger cars, buses, and commercial vehicles, as well as forged products for the railway, mining, steel, and petroleum industries. Bharat Forge's investment in the new joint venture is the largest to date by any Indian company in China.

  • Jan. 1, 2006FAW-Volkswagen and Audi AG combine the marketing and sales of locally made and imported vehicles into a single business group, forming the Changchun-based Audi Sales Division. An integral part of FAW-Volkswagen, the new company takes over responsibility for the sales and marketing of imported models from Audi China.

  • Aug. 18, 2006FAW Group introduced its new Besturn performance luxury brand with the market launch of the attractive new C301 sedan.

  • Aug. 18, 2006Fawer Y-TEC Chassis Parts Co. Ltd., a 237.3 million Yuan joint venture between Fawer Automotive Parts Co. Ltd., Y-TEC Corporation, and Sumitomo Corporation, began operations. The company utilizes advanced Y-TEC technology in the production of Mazda6 chassis parts for FAW Car Co. Ltd., including front sub-frames, rear sub-frames, lower control arms, and longitudinal arms.

  • Oct. 16, 2006The Dalian Diesel Engine Division of FAW Jiefang Truck Co. Ltd. started production of Deutz Euro 3 emissions level BF4M1013 and BF6M1013 series diesel engines. The 160 to 300 horsepower engines are an available option in FAW Group's Jiefang commercial truck range.

  • Nov. 6, 2006Valeo Fawer Compressor (Changchun) Co. Ltd., a new joint venture between FAW Group subsidiary Fawer Automotive Parts Co. Ltd. and France's Valeo, commenced operations.

  • Nov. 12, 2006FAW Group's Jiefang commercial truck division introduced its second generation of rugged Aowei vocational trucks. The advanced line of new 4x2, 6x2, 6x4, and 8x4 tractors and rigids, available in dual steer axle, pusher axle, and tag axle configurations, excels in construction (dump, mixer, concrete pumping, ect.), refuse, utility, and other vocational applications that require brute strength, maximum payloads, and solid dependability.

  • Dec. 21, 2006FAW Group and Daewoo Bus Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding to form a US $20 million 50-50 joint venture at the Dalian division of FAW Bus and Coach Co. Ltd. to produce municipal transit buses.

  • Jan. 24, 2007FAW Tianjin Xiali Automobile Co. Ltd. (FTXA) announced plans to invest over $300 million during the 2007-2010 period to double its annual vehicle production capacity to 400,000 units and add an additional engine assembly line.

  • Mar. 28, 2007FAW Group Import and Export Corp. (FAWIE), the international sales division of FAW Group, announces plans to export 20,000 vehicles to Russia within 2 years, including passenger cars, city buses, tourist coaches, and commercial light, medium, and heavy trucks.

  • Apr. 20, 2007Tianjin FAW Toyota Engine Co. Ltd. (TFTE) announced the construction of its new $270 million Plant 2 in Tianjin, with an annual output capacity of 220,000 1.6 and 1.8 liter ZR series (Dual VVT-i) engines.

  • Mar. 26, 2007FAW Group had the privilege of displaying four of its latest cars and commercial trucks in the Chinese National Exhibition held at Moscow's Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center from March 26 thru 29, one of the many events taking place during Russia's "Year of China" celebration. Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Vladimir Putin both visited FAW Group's impressive 187 square meter display located prominently in the center of the exhibition area, during which time FAW Group presented AMO ZIL representatives with a bronze model of the company's first Jiefang CA10 commercial truck.

  • May. 28, 2007Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co. Ltd. (TFTM) announced beginning of production at its new Plant 3. The advanced US $471 million factory, located in the Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Zone, has begun producing Toyota's new next generation Corolla sedan.

  • Jul. 15, 2007FAW Group's Jiefang commercial truck division officially launched its new J6 premium long distance heavy tractor.

  • Jul. 15, 2007FAW Group announced several forthcoming mid- and long-term design and engineering initiatives, outlining some of the company's product development strategies that will play a major role during the 2008-2020 period.

  • Oct. 15, 2007The Hongqi luxury car marque of FAW Group's FAW Car Division was honored to be selected as the official transportation sponsor to the 17th CPC National Congress, which took place in Beijing at the Great Hall of the People from October 15 thru 23.

  • Nov. 23, 2007FAW Group Corporation announced the opening of a joint venture automobile production plant in Mexico.

  • 2008FAW Group fully provided relief for the Sichuan earthquake disaster area.

  • Jul. 26, 2009Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited FAW Group.

  • Oct. 1, 2009The 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, Hu Jintao, President of the PRC riding on a Hongqi HQE limousine reviewed PLA troops.