In an interview with the news agency Reuters Wieland said that the German carmakers produce many vehicles in China, not only those for the Chinese market. This could entail delivery problems.
However, in his view, the economic downturn due to the corona crisis is hard to assess. Wieland pointed out that the official Chinese growth figures were hard to deal with as it could not be ruled out that the government juggled the figures.
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