According to a CNBC report, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO landed in the Chinese capital Beijing. The report cited a witness who told Reuters that Musk's private plane was spotted at Beijing Capital International Airport on May 30. Flight aggregation website ADS-B Exchange stated that the jet, a 2015 Gulfstream G650ER, was shown leaving Alaska on the same day before crossing over Japan and South Korea.
Musk lauded the communist country's space program, which aims to land a crew on the moon before 2030, while in route to China. He tweeted: "The Chinese space program is far more advanced than most people realize."
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed Musk's visit. The ministry also stated that aside from the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, China welcomes other entrepreneurs who seek to advance "mutually beneficial cooperation."
The trip came amid increased competition in the market for electric vehicles (EVs) and rumors about Tesla's future ambitions in the nation. The company's expansion goals are focused on the Shanghai plant, which serves as its primary production facility in Asia. It also highlights the significance of Tesla's position in China, the company's second-largest market after the United States.
Aside from this, Chinese researchers have had their eyes fixed on both SpaceX and its Starlink satellite network. Research reviewed by Reuters has disclosed that experts from the People's Liberation Army have studied Starlink as a potentially threatening technology.
A separate report by CNBC elaborated on what transpired during Musk's short visit to China. It noted that he left China on June 1.
He first met with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang, where they discussed the electric vehicle market's "broad prospects for development." A statement from the MFA said Tesla opposes "decoupling" and is willing to continue to expand its business with China. (Related: Biden says US WON'T DECOUPLE from China during G7 meeting in Japan.)
Musk also met with Chinese Industry and Information Technology Minister Jin Zhuanglong. Both discussed "the development of new energy vehicles and intelligent networked vehicles.
The Tesla CEO also met with Chinese First Vice Premier Ding Xuexiang, known for his loyalty to Chinese paramount leader Xi Jinping. However, any issues discussed by both remain unclear.
Before his departure, Musk met with Chen Jining, the CCP secretary for Shanghai where the Tesla factory is located. He also met with Zeng Yuqun, chairman of CATL – a major supplier of EV batteries for the company. CATL is the world's largest EV battery maker.
Musk capped off his visit to China by stopping at the Tesla Gigafactory there. The billionaire delivered a speech to staff members, lauding them for their efforts.
"It's been incredibly impressive how you have been able to overcome so many difficulties and so many challenges," he said. "I tell people throughout the world, the cars we produce here are not just the most efficient production, but also the highest quality."
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