Elon Musk praised China’s economic growth late Wednesday as the Communist Party celebrated its 100th anniversary in power.
Musk praised the development of the country reply to a tweet From the state-media outlet Xinhua News, which included a quote from the centenary celebrations of the ruling party of Chinese President and Communist Party President Xi Jinping.
“China has achieved the first century goal – building a prosperous society in every way,” the government outlet quoted Xi as saying.
The quote states that China has “brought a historic resolution to the problem of absolute poverty in China” and that the goal for the next 100 years is “to make China a great modern socialist country in every way.”
“The economic prosperity that China has achieved is truly amazing, especially in infrastructure! I encourage people to come and see for themselves,” Moscow tweeted In reply.
Tesla and SpaceX CEOs also posted the same message with Chinese translation Weibo, China’s Twitter-like platform. Musk has around 1.8 million followers on the social media site.
This is not the first time that the world’s second richest person has praised China. In March, Musk made similar remarks on state-run China Central Television, saying that China would eventually become Tesla’s largest market, both in terms of customers and the number of vehicles produced there.
Musk’s latest glowing remarks come as Tesla’s significant push into the Chinese market is hampered by local competition and scrutiny from regulators in the country.
Last weekend, nearly all Tesla cars in China were recalled by regulators over concerns about the cruise control system.
The recall comes months after reports that Beijing has banned military personnel and employees of some state-run companies from using Tesla vehicles, because the cameras on the cars present a security threat.
The electric carmaker also faced backlash from Chinese state media earlier this year, when it rebuked a protester in China for alleging that the brakes in Tesla’s China-made cars do not work.
Tesla eventually apologized for its handling of the customer complaint.
China accounted for about a fifth of the Silicon Valley company’s sales last year, and that share is expected to increase in 2021 as Tesla ramps up production at the Shanghai “Gigafactory” that produces its Model 3 sedans and Model Y SUVs. .