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Tesla’s Musk Meets Chinese Officials, Promoting Ground Digging

  • Musk shared vision of moving things underground for traffic
  • Tesla won 10% China tax break on cars it sells in China
Elon Musk in Shanghai on Aug. 29.
Elon Musk in Shanghai on Aug. 29.Photographer: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Tesla Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk visited China’s top market watchdog during a trip to the country on Friday and promoted his ground-digging business, according to an official.

Musk met Xiao Yaqing, head of China’s State Administration for Market Regulation, said Liu Weijun, a department head of the agency, speaking at an auto forum in Tianjin in northern China. Musk shared with Chinese officials his vision of managing traffic by moving things underground, according to Liu, who also attended the meeting.