Joe Biden Admin. Disapproves of Elon Musk’s Tesla Showroom in China’s Xinjiang


The Joe Biden administration has signaled its disapproval of Tesla‘s decision to open a dealership in China‘s Xinjiang region, where the United States and several other governments say Uyghur Muslims continue to be subjected to repressive treatment amounting to crimes against humanity and genocide.

The carmaker’s showroom in Xinjiang’s capital city of Urumqi is also its westernmost sales point in the country, where it enjoyed about 7 percent of the electric vehicle market share, according to a December report by Dow Jones & Company’s weekly magazine Barron’s.

Responding to Tesla’s New Year’s Eve announcement on Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki didn’t specifically name Elon Musk‘s business but said the private sector should oppose the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) “human rights abuses and genocide.” She said: “The international community, including the public and…

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