Corrects first paragraph to show 2010 sales growth forecast is for entire China auto market, not GM's sales

General Motors expects its China sales to rise 50 percent in 2009 and the overall China market to grow 10 to 15 percent in 2010, a company executive said on Monday.

The company had sold 1.5 million vehicles in China so far this year, Kevin Wale, president of GM's China operations, told Reuters on the sidelines of the Guangzhou Autoshow.

General Motors' October vehicle sales in China more than doubled from a year earlier to 166,911 and the Detroit carmaker and its joint ventures sold 1.46 million vehicles from January to October.

We've been changing the full-year forecast every month, said Wale, referring to the automaker's 2009 forecast.

The company is also looking at whether to increase its investments in Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries and India, two important markets for GM.

(Reporting by Alison Leung; Editing by Chris Lewis)