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Friday, 10 July 2009 00:00

key in handMany Chinese businesses eye RVs as the next "big" thing in China as people spend more time away from home for travel and vacations. Businesses import RVs and show them at major auto shows to solicit orders. Attempts have also been made to partner with foreign RV makers to manufacture RVs in China. China Minmetals Corp., a Fortune 500 company, has been scouting sites for RV production as well as campgrounds. Once decided, the mining heavyweight can lead the way in producing RVs and bring much needed energy to the industry.

One latest development - A Chinese company formed a JV with Great West Vans - is another attempt to bring RVs to China. According to Chinese news media, Zhongze Auto, a subsidiary of the Zhongze Group based in Shenyang of north China, completed the deal this month with the Canadian RV maker. Zhongze expects to produce GW Vans' Sprinter based Class B "Legend" in Shenyang. The Zhongze Group started out in the textile and garment industry and over the years has grown and expanded into many other industries, including real estate, hotels, and heavy equipment. The newly registered Zhongze Auto represents the group's foray into RVs and other specialty vehicles.