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Report: Cadillac sponsors communist party movie?

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Sep 22nd 2010 at 4:00PM

Cadillac is doing its best to secure its spot in the ever-growing Chinese auto market, and according to sources culled by Automobile, the luxury marque may have even gone so far as to sponsor a documentary on the rise of the communist party in the People's Republic. Depending on which translation you believe, the name of the film is either "The Birth of a Party" or "The Great Achievement of Founding the Party" (both are pretty catchy) and the sponsorship is part of a drive to get the word out about its long-wheel base SLS.

With the number of wealthy individuals in China growing by the day, it should come as no surprise to hear about The Crest doing whatever it can to promote its products in the country. Still, as Automobile points out, it's only a matter of time before some yokel with an internet connection begins drawing imaginary connections and calling GM out for its contributions to communism.

link:

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/22/report-cadillac-sponsors-communist-party-movie/

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Cadillac Earns Product Placement In Chinese Communist Propaganda

General Motors' Chinese arm says Cadillac will be the "chief business partner" of a film shot by China's Communist Party to mark its 90th anniversary. Who says there's no cooperation between the governments of China and the United States? [Automobile]

link:

http://jalopnik.com/5645268/cadillac-earns-product-placement-in-chinese-communist-propaganda

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Nothing says communism like corporate sponsors! Save for companies making money off of Che's face on hipster T-Shirts, this is probably the best thing ever for Capitalism.

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This would have been a complete non-issue for old GM, but now that America currently has a stake in new GM, it might be an issue now.

Cadillac still has a long way to go to match Mercedes, which sell more S-classes in China than all of Cadillac's lineup, or Audi, which outsells Cadillac 15 to 1. Buick, on the other hand, is doing just fine.

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Nothing says communism like corporate sponsors!

:lol: agreed!

Now for the serious answer: China is not a Communist country anymore. It's a dual system based on state-sponsored capitalism and very poor rural areas that help keep wage levels down. If the government doesn't take care of the differences in living standards, the differences in living standards will take care of the government... And that should be a warning to Western coutries as well.

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