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Tesla CEO Elon Musk breaks ground on Shanghai Gigafactory

The first car plant in China to be wholly owned by a foreign company

The first car plant in China to be wholly owned by a foreign company.

Tesla now taking orders in Europe, will start delivering Model 3 to China in March

Sales in China have been affected by trade tensions

Sales in China have been affected by trade tensions.

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Tesla sets up Shanghai financial leasing unit as China plans accelerate

The wholly-owned unit was registered with $30 million in capital

The wholly-owned unit was registered with $30 million in capital.

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Tesla goes big in China, strikes deal for plant with 500,000-car capacity

Elon Musk is in Shanghai for the announcement

Elon Musk is there for the announcement.

Tesla registers Shanghai EV firm as China ready to allow full ownership

Move boosts its position in world's biggest car market

Tesla has registered a new electric car firm in Shanghai, as China prepares to scrap rules on capping foreign ownership of new-energy vehicle (NEV) ventures.

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Tesla won't confirm or deny reports of a Chinese factory deal

Tesla says it will "more clearly define [its] plans for production in China by the end of the year."

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Tesla quietly trying to juice sales, without traditional ads

Tesla tries another round of referrals, and Chinese customers can get no-interest loans.

Tesla has re-booted it referral program for the third time. Is also offering no-interest loans in China to boost demand.

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A long list of things Tesla did wrong in China

There are various obstacles Tesla has tripped over in its first year in China, with one stumbling block looming over all others: range anxiety.

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Tesla stock takes big tumble after Musk's Detroit speech

Tesla founder Elon Musk's tough talk at the Detroit Auto Show about the company's prospects damaged its stock price, which suffered a nine-percent drop.

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Tesla facilitating Chinese trade-ins for Model S buyers

Tesla wants to keep growing sales in China. The company's latest offer in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou helps buyers get rid of their used car and then apply the money towards the purchase of a new Model S.

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Tesla China president steps down after fewer than 9 months on the job

In July, 2013, before Tesla had delivered its first car to China, CEO Elon Musk called the country a "wild card." A year on, that continues to be the case, with media reports all over the spectrum concerning how Tesla is doing in China. The immediate future won't be any calmer with news that Tesla China president Veronica Wu has resigned from the company, having just taken the job in April. Hers follows the sudden departure of Kingston Chang, the man she replaced; he was hired away from Bentley