Cheap Labor in Bulgaria Chinese Open First Car Plant in Europe

It used to be that European carmakers opened plants to assemble their cars in China. Now the Chinese have turned the tables with the opening of their first factory in Bulgaria, an EU country with low labor costs and taxes. Increasingly, Chinese carmakers are setting their sights on the European and American automobile markets.
A Chinese beachhead into Europe: Employees stand next to an assembly line of the new Great Wall Motor car plant in the Bulgarian village of Bahovitsa.

A Chinese beachhead into Europe: Employees stand next to an assembly line of the new Great Wall Motor car plant in the Bulgarian village of Bahovitsa.

Foto: NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/ AFP
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