Elon Musk lands in China to meet senior officials and visit Tesla factory

The billionaire could potentially meet Premier Li Qiang to discuss automated-driving technology

Musk is expected to meet senior Chinese officials and also visit Tesla’s Shanghai factory. Picture: Bloomberg

Elon Musk’s private jet has landed in Beijing in what would be the billionaire’s first visit to China in three years.

“China welcomes Mr. Musk and other leaders from the business community to have a better understanding of China and promote mutually beneficial cooperation,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Mao Ning said on Tuesday in Beijing.

“We would like to see foreign investors operating in China, exploring the Chinese market and sharing in the dividends ...