Tesla-China Honeymoon Over
Tesla is being targeted by the Chinese Communist Party, potentially ruining Elon Musk’s China ambitions. It all began at last week’s Shanghai Auto Show, a perfect venue for Musk to show off his new Tesla. One problem: the demonstration was met by a lively protest, claiming the U.S. cars were dangerous and defective.
Wait a minute, a protest in Community China? That’s right. The protest hit a nerve in China, sending complaints about the company across the Chinese-controlled internet. And to no one’s surprise, the CCP-controlled media joined the narrative. Remember, things don’t go viral for very long on the tightly scrutinized Chinese internet, unless censors allow it. Result: Most of the social media comments came to the conclusion that they should buy Chinese cars instead of Tesla. It appears the Tesla-China honeymoon is over.
Join Chris Chappell, as he also reports on the U.S. and China agreement on climate cooperation and Australia abandoning a belt and road deal in the state of Victoria in this edition of China Uncensored.