How Elon Musk Became ‘Kind of Pro-China’

March 27, 2024

When Elon Musk first set up Tesla’s factory in China, he appeared to have the upper hand. The Shanghai factory helped make Tesla the most valuable car company in the world and Mr. Musk ultrarich. Mr. Musk saves on production and labor costs in Shanghai and cannot easily extricate himself, should he ever want to. In Shanghai, Mr. Musk could escape American regulators and labor organizers. Without trade barriers, Mr. Musk warned in January, BYD and others will “pretty much demolish most other car companies in the world.”The post How Elon Musk Became ‘Kind of Pro-China’ appeared first on New York Times.