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Although it has yet to spill from the lips of Mr. Bean Atkinson Ghosn, rumor has it that Renault may suspend operations in China in order to concentrate on the Middle East and Brazil. Given the bath that VW and Peugeot are taking in Mao's old backyard, the move makes sense, but seeing as it's the globe's third largest auto market, we wonder if this is the industry's favorite Johnny English-wannabe's masterstroke or the introductory skirmish of his Waterloo. Place your bets in the comments, kids.

Renault May Suspend Effort to Build Cars in China, People Say [Bloomberg]

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