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): August 15, 2012


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.)


No. 1 Henglong Road, Yu Qiao Development Zone

Shashi District, Jing Zhou 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 0027


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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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


The 2012 annual meeting of stockholders of China Automotive Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at the Grand Metropark Resort Sanya, Sanya, Hainan Province, China.  Of the 28,260,302 shares of the Company’s common stock entitled to vote at the meeting, 26,480,662 shares, or 93.70%, 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 2013 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   21,458,839     79,854     4,941,969  
Qizhou Wu   21,467,475     71,218     4,941,969  
Arthur Wong   21,458,673     80,020     4,941,969  
Guangxun Xu   21,289,320     249,373     4,941,969  
Robert Tung   21,300,395     238,298     4,941,969  


  2. Ratification and Approval of the Appointment of Independent Auditor


The appointment of PricewatershouseCoopers Zhong Tian CPAs Limited Company as the Company’s independent auditor for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012 was ratified and approved by the following votes:


For   Against   Abstained
26,351,635   111,000   18,027






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:  August 20, 2012 By: /s/ Hanlin Chen  
    Hanlin Chen