Self-driving cars are going to change our life beyond recognition. But there is a lot of work to be done on cybersecurity to let them drive safely, says Shanghai-based lawyer Mark Schaub at the China Law Insight.  a sector in which major car manufacturers such as Audi, Daimler, Toyota, BMW, Nissan, Volvo rub shoulders with new electric vehicle manufacturers such as Tesla and are also vying with established tech giants such as Google, Baidu, Apple, Samsung, Tencent and competing with new tech such as ride-hailing companies such as Didi and Uber?

China is diving fast into self-driving cars. But while cybersecurity has become a major issue in IT, in the combination of self-driving cars, cybersecurity is not getting the attention it deserves, says Shanghai-based lawyer Mark Schaub on the China Law Insight, focusing on the legal risks and the actions the Chinese government did take.

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has published last week an ambitious draft road map for the development of self-driving cars in the coming decades. Lawyer Mark Schaub summarizes the latest details of the fast-moving central planning office on the China Law Insight.

Mercedes-Benz was the latest who humbly accepted a US$56 million fine for monopolistic behavior. Economic analyst Sara Hsu looks in the Diplomat at China´s anti-monopoly laws, and why mostly foreign companies get fined.

China´s auto brands have gained traction and achieved a large enough scale, but are far away from breaking into mature markets, says branding expert Tom Doctoroff to Reuters. No way Chinese cars as sell for a premium, he argues.

Luxury car brands tell much about the ambitions of their owners, and how people think about them, disclosed the Hurun White Paper on luxury cars last week. In the Global Times an overview of the profiles of the owners of Audi, BMW, Mercedes- Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Land Rover, Cadillac and Infiniti, according to Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf.

How does the Chinese luxury brand owner look like, wondered Rupert Hoogewerf and his Hurun Rich List firm provided a thorough analysis of this successful market, They looked at the Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Land Rover, Cadillac and Infiniti. A report from the Malaysia Chronicle.

A larger number of foreign companies have been accused of price-fixing. For all the wrong reasons, and based on little proof, argues author Paul French in Ethical Corporation. They include “Unilever, Qualcomm, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Chrysler, Microsoft, BMW, Nike, a whole bunch of Japanese car parts manufacturers and quite a few other corporations”.

Crisis or no crisis, luxury cars are doing very well, also in China where the number of super-rich keeps on growing. China’s rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf bets on the country’s luxury market and especially German cars, he tells The National.

Until last year Mercedes sold its sedans like hot buns on the China market. But the preference for high-end SUV’s and higher-profile competition makes the future less certain for the German car market, writes business analyst Shaun Rein in Business Week.