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A private jet used by Tesla
CEO Elon Musk has arrived in Beijing, according to a Reuters witness.
Musk is expected to meet senior Chinese officials and visit Tesla’s Shanghai plant, sources have said, in what would be his first trip to China in three years.
Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether Musk had arrived in China.
It was not clear who Musk would meet in China’s government and what issues they would discuss. State media had not reported on Musk’s visit as of Tuesday afternoon.
China’s foreign ministry said in a statement that the government welcomed Musk – and other business leaders – looking to promote “mutually beneficial cooperation.”
Reuters reported in March that Musk was planning a trip to China and was seeking a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Qiang.
The trip comes at a time when Tesla faces intensifying competition from China-made electric vehicles and some uncertainty about expansion plans for the Shanghai factory complex Musk last visited in early 2020.