In yet another jolt to China, the US President Donald Trump demanded that General Motors Co. add a new product to replace a plant in Ohio.
It need be mentioned that the company said it planned to close next year due to lagging small-car demand.
With this the US automaker said it would cut thousands from its North American workforce.
The company is also to eliminate some slow-selling car models.
GM also plans to close an assembly plant and a transmission plant in Ohio, along with an assembly plant in Canada.
What is also being reported that Trump separately told the Wall Street Journal that General Motors Co should stop making cars in China and make them in the United States instead.
GM currently builds just one vehicle in China that it exports to the United States – the Buick Envision.
The company has sold about 22,000 through September and in August sought an exclusion from 25 percent U.S. tariffs imposed on Chinese vehicle imports.
GM sold nearly 2.7 million vehicles in China through September, nearly all of them built in China for the market.>