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In the Chinese coastal province of Jiangsu, where supply chains have been severed by the coronavirus outbreak, one auto supplier has already shifted production of parts for Mazda Motor Corp. to a site 13,000 kilometers away, in central Mexico’s Guanajuato state.

The bid to keep production lines moving comes at a high cost for Japan’s auto industry, already squeezed by a downturn in consumer demand in markets at home and in the United States and China.

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