Musk is the first foreigner to write for China’s top internet monitoring magazine

Hong Kong: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become the first foreigner to write an article for the official magazine of the Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s top internet watchdog.

According to the South China Morning Post, Musk’s article titled “Believe in technology, create a better future” was published in the latest edition of “China Wangxin” magazine.

The magazine “usually invites government officials, professors, and public company executives to contribute articles.”

Musk’s Tesla makes about 25% of its revenue in China.

Tesla was mainland China’s third-largest automaker in the first half of this year. It delivered nearly 200,000 vehicles to customers during that period, according to Canalys.

Amid supply chain disruptions and prolonged Covid-19 lockdowns in China, Tesla reported second-quarter (Q2) revenue of $16.9 billion, down from $18.8 billion. dollars in the first quarter (Q1) of this year.

In May, Musk praised China and said whatever the world thinks of China, the country is leading the race in electric vehicles (EVs) and renewable energy.

“China Wangxin” magazine also has an article by Ant Group CEO Eric Jing Xiandong, one of the few private sector people to write for the magazine, including Alibaba Group Holding CEO Daniel Zhang Yong, and Tencent Holdings CEO Pony Ma Huateng. .

Ant “will better serve the nation’s overall economic and social development and contribute to its inclusive and sustainable digital development,” Jing wrote.


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