Ford launched its Kuga in China earlier this year. The Chinese-market version of the Escape, the Kuga has already become a strong seller in the country's crowded SUV market. Photo credit: Ford Motor Co.

Ford's (NYSE:F) stock price has gained about 30% so far this year. Those gains have drawn the attention of more and more investors, as have Ford's results here in North America. A booming U.S. auto market and a series of strong new products have given Ford big profits -- and outsized profit margins -- in its home region.

But what those investors might not realize is that the next big story for Ford is already starting to unfold overseas. Ford has committed nearly $5 billion to its biggest building boom in decades -- in Asia.

Ford was a late entrant to the booming Chinese auto market, but it's already making up for lost time. As Motley Fool contributor John Rosevear explains in this short video, Ford's big investment in China -- and the success that the company is already finding there -- makes it likely that Ford's stock will continue to post outsized gains for the next few years.