breaking ground at the site of Tesla’s future gigafactory in Shanghai on Monday, Elon Musk has moved on to Beijing where he’s met with China’s leaders and ate some hot pot.fter
Videos have been shared on social media showing the Tesla CEO dining at what appears to be Qimen Shuanrou (奇门涮肉坊), a highly-rated hot pot restaurant in the capital’s Dongcheng district. He also appears to be eating alongside singer Grimes, though the two are reported to have broken up. On Twitter, Grimes has said that she is “randomly” in China.
After commissioning the gigafactory in Shanghai on Monday, #Tesla CEO @elonmusk was spotted eating in a famous hotpot restaurant in Beijing, a considerable upgrade from a pancake quick meal on the street during a July 2018 visit to China. pic.twitter.com/Y3oY1RVwDs
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) January 10, 2019
Along with his reported ex-girlfriend, Musk has also made time in Beijing to meet with some of China’s top leaders including Premier Li Keqiang who said that he hopes Tesla’s new factory will gain a “firm foothold” and that the company will help promote stable US-China ties, likely referring to the fact that Tesla has been forced to slash prices because of the trade war between the two countries.
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) January 9, 2019