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Tesla Opens Showroom in China’s Xinjiang – WSJ

The US electric carmaker said in a December 31 post on its Weibo account in China that it had started operations at its new showroom in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang


Tesla Shanghai factory
Tesla said its resumption plans could change if Shanghai's Covid measures change again. Photo: Reuters

 

Tesla has opened a new showroom in Xinjiang, the remote region where Chinese authorities are carrying out a campaign of forcible assimilation against religious minorities that has become a public-relations quagmire for Western brands, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The electric carmaker, based in Austin, Texas, has started operations at the new showroom in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, the company said in a December 31 post on its official Weibo account, China’s Twitter-like social media platform.

 

Read the full report: The Wall Street Journal.

 

 

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Kevin Hamlin

Kevin Hamlin is a financial journalist with more than 40 years of experience covering Asia. Before joining Asia Financial, Kevin worked for Bloomberg News, spending 12 years as Senior China Economy Reporter in Beijing. Prior to that, he was Asia Bureau Chief of Institutional Investor for ten years.

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