General Motors (NYSE:GM) has had more than its share of troubles in recent years, but China has turned into a big success story for the old Detroit giant. GM leads China's auto market, and brands like Buick and Chevrolet have turned out to be quite popular with Chinese buyers.

How popular? GM's China sales in the first half of 2013 set a new record -- even as GM is pushing to regain traction here in the U.S. In this video, contributor John Rosevear looks at GM's big China push -- and at what's working for the General in the Middle Kingdom.

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