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China offers ‘green card’ to Elon Musk

From straitstimes

Beijing: Tesla boss Elon Musk has been offered a “green card“, China said on Thursday, a privilege enjoyed by an elite group of foreigners, including several Nobel laureates and a former NBA star. Musk was in China for the ground-breaking of Tesla’s first overseas factory, which will allow it to sell vehicles directly in the world’s largest market for electric vehicles.

Musk met with Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday in Beijing. “I hope to build Tesla’s Shanghai factory into a global example,” Musk told Li, according to a readout. “I really love China, I’m willing to visit here more often.” Li replied: “If this is what you truly have in mind, we can give you a ‘Chinese green card’.” Tesla declined to comment on the offer.

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