UPDATE 1-Dongfeng Motor in tie-up talks with Renault

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GUANGZHOU, China, May 18 (Reuters) - China's Dongfeng Motor Corp is in talks about a tie-up in China with French car maker Renault , a senior Dongfeng official said on Tuesday.

"We hope that in the future, we will have some kind of cooperation with Renault," Miao Wei, president of Dongfeng Motor, told Reuters on the sidelines of an event to open the company's joint venture plant in Guangzhou with Japan's Nissan Motor Co Ltd .

Renault owns 44 percent of Nissan.

Dongfeng said it is not in similar tie-up talks with other car makers and hopes to form a "triangle relationship between itself, Renault and Nissan."

Last week, the official China Daily reported that Dongfeng Motor and Renault had agreed to build a plant via a 50-50 venture.

But a Dongfeng spokesman denied there had been any agreement with Renault, adding only that the Chinese firm was discussing a variety of ventures with various foreign manufacturers.

Renault, which said in March it would soon outline a strategy to enter the fast-growing Chinese market, had said it was in talks with Dongfeng on a venture.