According to a statement released by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, met with Qin Gang, China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Qin revealed to Musk. According to the statement, China was “committed to creating a better market-oriented, rule-of-law-based, and internationalized business environment” for foreign companies. This commitment was expressed in the context of the business climate.
It is the first time that Musk has traveled to China since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak.
In April, his firm that manufactures electric vehicles made the announcement that it would construct a new battery facility in Shanghai.
After the groundbreaking for its huge Gigafactory in 2019, this facility will become Tesla’s second factory in the city’s central business district.
The connections that Musk has to China have caused concerns to be raised in Washington, and Vice President Joe Biden of the United States said in November that the executive’s connections to other countries are “worthy” of inquiry.
According to the Chinese foreign ministry, Elon Musk disclosed to Qin during their discussion on Tuesday that Tesla is eager to grow its operations in China and expressed this willingness to Qin.