Briefing: China offers Tesla's Elon Musk permanent residency

Roman Schwartz
January 12, 2019

Musk lauded China's efficiency and speed of development, adding it was hard to imagine Tesla could complete all procedures for the factory in such a short period of time.

In a recent series of tweets, Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed that future Tesla vehicles will have the ability to fly.

Musk was seen eating at Qimen Shuanrou in the capital's Guijie area with singer Grimes, a former girlfriend, in videos that appeared on social media on Thursday. Helping thaw frosty relations between the US and China, or getting the company's planned $5 billion plant outside Shanghai up and running by the end of the year?

"I love China and want to come here more often", Musk said during the meeting, the Hong Kong-based newspaper reported.

Li replied: 'If this is what you truly have in mind, we can issue you a "Chinese green card"'.

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First up, Musk boogied on January 7 as he celebrated the first spadeful of soil, figuratively at least, at Tesla's proposed $5 billion plant on the outskirts of Shanghai.

China hopes Tesla will become a participant in China's deepening opening up and a driver for the stable development of Sino-U.S. ties, Li said. -China trade war, hopes are high that the new gigafactory - which has been described as the largest foreign investment in Shanghai's history - will allow the automotive giant to maintain its footing in the world's largest market for electric cars.

Oracle Corp. founder Larry Ellison has acquired a $1 billion stake in Tesla Inc., making him the carmaker's second-biggest individual investor after his close friend Elon Musk.

Musk met Li on Wednesday, the premier's first foreign affairs event of the year.

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