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Elon Musk meets China’s No 2 official in Beijing

Update : 29 Apr 2024, 12:34

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has met with China’s No 2 official on an unannounced visit to Beijing. Musk’s meeting with Chinese Premier Li Qiang comes as Chinese carmakers are promoting their latest electric vehicles at the Beijing Motor Show taking place from April 25 to May 5.

During their meeting on Sunday, Li told Musk that he hoped the United States would engage with China on “win-win” cooperation, citing Tesla’s operations in China as a successful example of working together, Chinese state media reported.

“China’s very large-scale market will always be open to foreign-funded firms,” Li was quoted as saying.

“China will stick to its word and will continue working hard to expand market access and strengthen service guarantees.”

Musk said in a post on X that he was “honoured” to meet the No 2 official.

“We have known each other now for many years, since early Shanghai days,” Musk said.

Musk’s visit was not announced in advance and it is unclear whether his itinerary might include a visit to the Beijing auto show, where Chinese carmakers are showing off electric vehicles that compete directly with Tesla’s models. 

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