The Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. Mercedes’s head of China operations said he was still positive about the country’s car market, ‘subject to some stabilisation of the stock market’. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

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 A man taking photos beside the Volkswagen logo at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China, in April. A  vast shopping spree  in past years built up the now titanic Volkswagen Group. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

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