BMW-Brilliance China vehicle sales to rise 20 percent in 2017: Brilliance chairman

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Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Chairman Wu Xiaoan speaks during a news conference on the company's annual results in Hong Kong, China March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (Copyright Reuters 2017)

Sales for German automaker BMW AG's China venture are expected to increase 20 percent year-on-year in 2017, the chairman of its joint venture partner Brilliance China Automotive Holdings <1114.HK> said on Friday.

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Brilliance Chairman Wu Xiaoan made the remark at a briefing in Hong Kong.

(Reporting by Raffaele Huang; Writing by Jake Spring; editing by Susan Thomas)