A Reuters report has it that Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is making plans to visit China as early as April.
The report added that Musk is seeking a meeting with China’s Premier Li Qiang. The timing of the visit is subject to Li Qiang’s availability, according to the report.
China is Tesla’s second-largest market after the United States and its Shanghai plant is the visit by musk and would mark his first visit to China since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before Li became premier in March, he served as Shanghai’s party secretary where he oversaw the construction and opening of the Tesla factory.
Musk last visited China in early 2020 during an event at the Shanghai factory.
Li and Musk have met before, at the 2019 opening of the Shanghai plant. In 2020, they participated in an online meeting.
Musk’s planned visit also comes as China is trying to woo more foreign investment to help shore up an economy battered by three years of COVID curbs.
The report did not specify what Musk intends to discuss with Li or do in China.