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Template:List of Dongfeng Motor Corporation ModelsDongfeng Motor Corporation (Chinese: 东风汽车公司; Pinyin: Dōngfēng Qichē Gōngsī) is a Chinese automobile manufacturer, which ranks second among the "Big Five" Chinese automakers (the other four are First Automobile Works, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, Chang'an Motors, and Chery Automobile). It manufactures and assembles buses, trucks, cars and parts under its own name and in joint ventures with a variety of international automobile firms.

Dongfeng (which means "East Wind") was founded at the behest of Chairman Mao Zedong in 1968. As part of his "Third Front" strategy, it was located in Hubei Province, far inland, to protect it from foreign invasion. It has become the second-largest automobile manufacturer in China. The company will make an Initial Public Offering in December 2005, though it will remain 70% owned by China's central government.

A report published in June 2006 by Amnesty International, about Chinese arms exports to countries with poor human rights records, noted that Dongfeng had supplied military trucks to the governments of Myanmar (Burma) and Sudan. [1]

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Dongfeng operates many joint venture manufacturing concerns in China.

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