No, China is not caving in to Tesla

Bertel Schmitt

When you read this, you probably have heard that China is doing away with its requirement that foreign automakers need a 50:50 Chinese partner before they can make automobiles in the Middle Kingdom, the only legal way to avoid the country’s egregious 25% import tax. You may also have heard that this will open the gates to Tesla’s ultimate domination of the world’s largest car market, and especially of the world’s largest electric car market.

If you haven’t heard, you certainly will soon. There is only one problem: It is . . .


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