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Toyota, Nissan, Honda to cut China production to half-Nikkei

TOKYO, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp , NissanMotor Co and Honda Motor plan to roughly halvetheir production levels in China, the Nikkei reported on Monday,as a territorial row between the two countries cuts sales ofJapanese cars in the world's biggest auto market.

Nissan will suspend the night shift at its passenger carfactories in China and operate only during the day, thebussiness daily said. Nissan has two passenger car factories inChina -- in Huadu and Zhengzhou -- with two lines each. A Nissanspokesman declined to confirm the report.

Toyota and Honda plan to cut China production to about halfnormal levels by shortening working hours and slowing down thespeed of production lines, the Nikkei reported without citing asource.

(Reporting by Yoko Kubota; Editing by Richard Pullin)

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Keywords: JAPAN CHINA/AUTOS