GM and SAIC sign joint venture contracts for the creation of Shanghai General Motors Co. Ltd. and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC). in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on March 25, 1997.

GM and SAIC sign joint venture contracts for the creation of Shanghai General Motors Co. Ltd. and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC). in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on March 25, 1997. Attendees included Chinese Premier Li Peng, U.S. Vice President Al Gore, GM Chairman and CEO Jack Smith, and SAIC President Chen Xianglin.