Washington, D.C. 20549


Form 8-K



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 5, 2018


China Automotive Systems, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


Delaware 000-33123 33-0885775

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


D8 Henglong Building, Optics Valley Software Park

No. 1 Guanshan First Avenue, Wuhan City

Hubei Province

The People’s Republic of China

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (86) 27-8757-0028


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨







Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


The 2018 annual meeting of stockholders of China Automotive Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at second floor, Henglong Group, 88 Sha Cen Road, Jingzhou City, Hubei Province, the People’s Republic of China.  Of the 32,338,302 shares of the Company’s common stock entitled to vote at the meeting, 24,897,919 shares, or 76.99%, were represented at the meeting in person or by proxy, constituting a quorum.  The voting results are presented below.


  1. Election of Directors


The Company’s shareholders elected the five nominees below to hold office until the 2019 annual meeting of shareholders and until their successors are elected and qualified.  Each of the nominees received more than a majority of the votes cast.  The votes regarding the election of directors were as follows:


Nominee  For 






Hanlin Chen  19,108,884  673,964  5,115,071
Qizhou Wu  19,132,589  650,259  5,115,071
Guangxun Xu  19,120,436  662,412  5,115,071
Robert Tung  19,120,985  661,863  5,115,071
Arthur Wong  19,129,189  653,659  5,115,071


  2. Ratification and Approval of the Appointment of Independent Auditor


The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018 was ratified and approved by the following votes:


 For   Against  Abstained  Broker Non-Vote
24,265,425  611,007  21,487 




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  China Automotive Systems, Inc.  
Date:  December 5, 2018 By: /s/ Hanlin Chen  
    Hanlin Chen