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In China, Elon Musk Felt the Love That Was Missing at Home

Elon Musk, center, at the site of Telsa’s Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai on Jan. 7.
Elon Musk, center, at the site of Telsa’s Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai on Jan. 7.Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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After a year to forget in the U.S., Elon Musk just had a few days to remember in China.

The Tesla Inc. boss swept through the country this week, kicking off construction at a factory near Shanghai, hanging with the premier and chowing down on hotpot in Beijing. The billionaire was fed, feted and shown a lot of love.