Elon Musk Looking To Fix U.S.-Russia Relations As Tesla’s Chinese Business Struggles

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Elon Musk Looking To Fix U.S.-Russia Relations As Tesla's Chinese Business Struggles

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Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk called for dialogue between Washington and Moscow.

This comes at a time when relations as bad as they have been since the Cold War-era.

“There is a lot of talent and energy in Russia and I think there should be more dialogue and communictaion between Russia and the United States,” Musk said via video link at a forum on Russian education in Moscow.

Musk said that a potential part of the world where Tesla could open production sites is Russia.

He said that the company already had production sites in China and the United States, but was looking at opening production facilities in other parts of the world.

And one could potentially consider that Musk is in a peacemaking mood and is attempting to mend fences between the rivals, and that would be entirely false.

This is, very obviously, a simple business maneuver.

In China, Tesla is struggling.

Tesla Inc.’s growth in China slowed precipitously last month, adding to the company’s headaches after an embarrassing protest at the Shanghai auto show and several headline-generating crashes involving its electric vehicles.

Tesla has attracted unwanted publicity lately, with a disgruntled owner climbing atop one of Tesla’s display vehicles at last month’s auto show and shouting that her car’s brakes had failed, causing a crash.

That was quickly followed by two rebukes from government entities that said the EV maker should respect Chinese consumers and comply with local laws.

On May 17th, a traffic policeman was killed and another injured in a crash involving a Tesla. Another incident earlier this month is also still under investigation after a Tesla rear-ended a truck, killing the driver of the EV, according to a Global Times report. The cause of that crash isn’t yet clear.

Tesla said that it will fully cooperate with the relevant authorities in the investigation after a Tesla vehicle reportedly ran into two traffic police who were on duty in Taizhou, leading to the injuries of two traffic police, with one in severe condition and later died. The driver of the vehicle has been kept under police supervision.

This came after a Tesla rear-ended a truck in Shaoguan, South China’s Guangdong Province, on May 7th, killing the driver of the electric car, media reports said. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Demand of Tesla is plunging in China, and government has its sights set on Musk’s business.

Meanwhile, ever since March Chinese military have been absolutely banned the use of Tesla vehicles by staff and employees.

Tesla cars are prohibited from entering People’s Liberation Army facilities and housing complexes. The government is concerned that the omnidirectional cameras and ultrasound sensors on installed in the cars can lead to security leaks, according to the sources.

Chinese authorities, including the State Administration for Market Regulation, said it investigated two Tesla subsidiaries in February. In addition to safety issues, such as rapid acceleration and battery fires, the authorities asked the Tesla side about the suspicion that the automaker is taking user data out of the country.

Chinese regulations mandate so-called new-energy vehicles, including electric and plug-in hybrid cars, to offer real-time driving data, such as vehicle location and battery usage, to authorities. Suspicion has been raised that Tesla has not followed this requirement.

Most recently, on May 20th, Staff at some Chinese government offices have been told not to park their Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) cars inside government compounds due to security concerns over cameras installed on the vehicles, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

As such, Tesla’s business in China is struggling, as it appears that even copious amounts of money aren’t enough to overcome Beijing’s legislation, which according to the West, of course is incredibly corrupt and turns the other way when it comes to various atrocities.

As such, Musk is now looking for ways to diversify its business and produce cars at locations that would cost less than establishing more factories in the US.

Russia would do well to learn from China’s example in dealing with the situation.


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john wooh

every patriot whos country suffered under USA should Boycott american products.

Russians with Honor and Proud should only buy Russian,Korean or Chinese Cars.

Alexandre Dumas

buzz off already,6th class troll member.

john wooh

who or what are u Dumbass? im not taking orders like u do … Nato-Bot

Alexandre Dumas

Nato? the one you are scared to death?

john wooh

Nato Transformers Army?

the united Nato like Turkey and Greece ? French hate Brits, Spanish hate Brits, Irish hate Brits.

all the eastern Nato members will betray u when time is ready…

a alliance of weaklings controlled by wallstreet which is hated by its own folks.

The RUSSIAN BEAR and CHINESE DRAGON will rape ur Americunt Vulture in pieces

Alexandre Dumas

Americunt vulture??? the country where your champion diplomats daughter gives blow-job literally to everyone.You ungrateful goblin.Usa with a single word forced Czechs to place Putin nake- golden toilet effigy.Go and watch his bloody rectum with unbelievable diameters.Well,thats an art.

john wooh

go get ur foodstamp like the other 60millions in ur country. the 50million illegals. the 100million addicted or the 150million sick. a country of 200 different races and nations in which everybody hates everybody!

go fly mighty americunt vulture look for dead bodies like u always did and does!

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Alexandre Dumas

Says the dumb whose country hosts zillions of ethnicities,periodically burning nurse houses,the most crap roads where ten thousands of people are dying in horrific accidents ..What kind of mind acrobacy are you busy with to state total garbage?

Joe Biden

Alexandre Dumbass, you have garbage instead of brain and nothing but shit in your mouth… “zillions of ethnicities” is the definition of so-called “Americans”, huddled masses of migrant trash like you from all over the world, no surprise a race war is imminent, not even the most brutal militarized police can help you, US prisons are full… “the most crap roads”, falling bridges and broken infrastructure – again describing Murica, a few days ago TWO HAZMAT trains derailed in the same day in Iowa and Minnesota! But at least you have two daddies, go play with them and your senile pedo president, you braindead mutant moron.

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Adventures of Midget Putin

That so-called imminent race war is only your delusional bullshit which you and russian troll factory astroturfing into the fringes and trying to pushing into russian mainstream to spread disinfo.Keep eating steaming shit from Russian open buffet.

eat shit and die

Keep slurping diarrhea from Joe’s diapers you sick shiteater, that’s your only purpose, your addiction, your ‘life’: retarded trolling and eating shit in your basement all day long 24/7, look at your instant replies – you are ALWAYS HERE. Ask your boyfriends from BLM about race war, they love sissy trannies like you.
Nothing is more “delusional bullshit”, more laughable, more stupid than accusing random people of being “rUsSiaN aGeNtS” just because they humiliate your sorry pathetic ass. Only completely braindead imbeciles believe russian agents have nothing better to do but to waste time on some worthless, utterly insignificant miserable little dog TURD like you. Hah!
Now go drown in a toilet 🚽

Last edited 2 months ago by eat shit and die
Zbigniew Brzezinski

ahahahah…… sure…Send me your cv i want to recruit you,your shit-ass-toilet addiction(repetitive sentences) is remarkable.With a little touch to your algorithm,you can do miracles under my supervision.


backward LGBT amerikac’t jealous


writes homosexual amerikan’t


Russia and China do not boycott US products, Russia doesn’t favour many Chinese consumer products. Russia, China and North Korea (the latter with no automotive industry to speak of) are also globalists that side with jewish supremacists. The rest of political theatre.

Many of those who had a chance of challenging their power were assassinated in one way or another, whether by character assassination or actual murder:


john wooh

1.i wrote korea not north korea
2. Huawei BYD vs Apple Tesla

Ghana has a good President he is still alive, or Evo Morales is he also a globalist ?
Nana Addo and Evo Morales are my favourite Presidents


obviously a dimwit—both Russia and China sanction and place tariffs on US trash….which means little since incompetent amerikans can only flip burgers

Damien C

Tesla is valued at $750 billion (They make 500 thousand cars a year)
Tesla has no assets they rent every factory and lease all equipment. The profit on a car is $7,000 which gives Tesla approx $3.5 billion to pay for R&D insurance Dividens to shareholders Advertising Taxes and Services.

Volkswagon make 6.5 million cars a year, own all their factories, own their equipment, own nearly all the franchaise sites throughout many many countries worldwide. All this land and city centre sites are viable assets.

Total value of Volkswagon $124 billion ….. if you’re thinking something doesn’t add up YOUR RIGHT

concrete mike

Tesla= hype


FUN FACT: No one would by those computers on wheels they call “cars” if it weren’t for the governments subsidising the electric car market into existence. They want us to be dependend on them so that when you post something “antisemetic” on twitter, your car will “accidentely” take a dive into the river, with you inside.

Fog of War

You are correct, Elon Musk is a creation of the alphabet agencies designed to give a warm, fuzzy, ” civilian ” multinational flavor to its operations and is fully funded by those agencies.

One of the purposes is to blanket the whole world with Star link satellites ( for convenient internet of course ) underneath the noses of the target governments.

Additionally, Tesla cars are just spy cameras / sensors with wheels which constantly stream everything to servers back home ( Langley, VA ). Even though China has caught on to Tesla’s military spying, it still allows Teslas to drive around its civilian infrastructure which is just as bad and stupid. Imagine tens of thousands of these cars driving around constantly monitoring China and its society.

Finally, Putin is a fool if he has anything to do with the Elon clown and ” his ” products. However, I dont think Putin’s a fool, he just works for the other side.

Russians and Chinese are gay

Elon musk will find chinese and russian prostitues in Moscow.Both russians and chinese are a 3rd world in some cases worst than africa and india in terms of standard of living


CIA DESPERATE propaganda from amerikunt raped by boyfriend
backward UScultural desert= 3 million families extreme poverty, 1 million official homeless
Russia/China zero and homeless rare
sexually repressed LGBT amerika=most violent/non violent crime/rape per capita of all nations
little in Russia/China
genetically inferior mongrel amerikan over 30% diagnosed mentally illness consumes 80\+% all psychotropics on earth—Russia/China less than 5%
US=greatest wealth income disparities except for some African nations…far worse than china/russia
your trailer park meth has rot your brain–no universal health care to treat like in Russia/China….#1 obese ugly on planet dying of Covid like LGBT designed for—fauci claim 900,000 dead—in Russia 108,000, China less
homosexual amerikan jealous—can only find ugly obese masculinized mongrel in village—after living in prison c boyfriends
USA incarcerates more per capita than any nation in history…”only the least developed societies punish widely and severely”. E Durkheim

concrete mike

And where do you live.mr holier than thou?

Racist peice of shit!


The only thing worse than a troll is a stupid troll like you.

america = gay

Russian vs American Army Recruitment Commercials



This comment section is getting worse and worse. A year ago there were only a fraction of the number of trolls. I can’t read this shit anymore.

Trap has turned Gay (and is proud)

As Putin’s no.1 fan, I have to agree.

Thomas Malthaus

Musk would prefer a Russian government subsidy to initiate operations there. Nyet!


Musk is a con artist, never trust him.


musk understands amerikan vehicles trash—amerikans low skilled dullards…he must invest elsewhere to prevent bankruptcy when US empire crumbles

Peter Jennings

Which ever way one paints it, the fact that these cars are dangerous to everyone around them is very obvious. Some accidents can be down to the stupidity of drivers, but not all. Remember the Ford truck that used to combust in an accident due to its poorly designed fuel tank. That killed plenty but was defended to the last.
It seems that nothing changes.

The Chinese admin have obviously deemed them unsafe. The camera and sound problems are an excuse only.