Chinese officials asked Elon Musk directly to not sell internet provider Starlink within the country, The Verge reported, citing an interview the world’s richest man gave to the FT that said Beijing disapproved of the rollout in Ukraine and “sought assurances he would not sell Starlink in China”.
It was not clear whether Musk had agreed to Beijing’s request, the report said, but it noted that Starlink’s current service map showed no plans of deployment in China, while adjacent countries like Taiwan, Mongolia and Vietnam were listed as “pending regulatory approval”.
Read the full report: The Verge.
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