Elon Musk Meets with Foreign Minister of China in Beijing

BEIJING, May 30, 2023 – according to China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, Qin Gang, State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China, met with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, in Beijing. During the meeting, Qin Gang emphasized that the Chinese people are advancing a comprehensive modernization in the Chinese style to promote the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. The Chinese-style modernization is a modernization that boasts a large population, shared prosperity among all people, and harmonious coexistence between humans and nature. This modernization will create unprecedented growth potential and market demand, and the prospects for China’s new energy vehicle industry are broad. China will continue to unswervingly promote a high level of opening to the outside world and is committed to creating a better market-oriented, rule of law, and international business environment for all foreign enterprises, including Tesla. The development of China is an opportunity for the world. A healthy, stable, and constructive China-US relationship benefits both countries and the world. Using a Tesla car as a metaphor, developing a good China-US relationship requires steering in the correct direction of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence, and win-win cooperation proposed by President Xi Jinping; timely “braking” to avoid “dangerous driving”; and skillfully “accelerating” to promote mutual benefit and cooperation.

Elon Musk stated that the diligence and wisdom of the Chinese people are evident, and China’s development achievements are well-deserved. The interests of the US and China are intertwined, as inseparable as conjoined twins. Tesla opposes the “decoupling and disconnection” and wishes to continue to expand its business in China, sharing in China’s development opportunities​.