If any further proof was required that the monolithic state controlled planned economy is pretty much a thing of the past, the wonderful battle brewing between Nanjing Motor and SAIC in Shanghai is surely it. Here are two state-owned auto manufacturers battling it out over foreign intellectual property rights – the right to the designs and production of Rover and MG cars. As I understand it, SAIC bought the IP rights to the Rover 75 car before River collapsed later this year. Then Nanjing Motor bought the Rover factory. Who gets to produce the car?