China Offers Elon Musk Permanent Residency Permit

Elon Musk, the boss of Tesla, China, January 9, 2019. - AFP

Foreigners are very few to hold a permanent residence permit in China and the next on the list could be
 Elon Musk. The Chinese Prime Minister has in any case proposed this sesame to the boss of the American electric car manufacturer Tesla, a few days after the launch of the construction of a factory of the group in Shanghai.

Elon Musk has yet to accept this proposal. Only about ten thousand foreigners had this permanent resident card in 2016, according to the official journal China Daily, for which obtaining sesame is "one of the most difficult tasks in the world". By way of comparison, more than one million people became permanent residents
United States in the year 2017 alone.

500,000 cars a year in China

The US businessman on Wednesday met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing, where they discussed the automaker's ambitions in China, according to a statement posted on the Chinese government's website. "I hope to make the Shanghai Tesla factory a model for the world," Elon Musk said in a report of his remarks translated into Chinese. "I love China, and I hope to come here more often. "

"If it's really what you want, then we can give you a" green card, "Li Keqiang told him expressly. Tesla declined to comment on the Chinese offer made to his boss.

During their meeting, the Prime Minister also congratulated Elon Musk for the opening of a gigantic factory in Shanghai, whose cost is quantified by the Chinese government at 50 billion yuan (6.4 billion euros). Located on the outskirts of Shanghai, this is the first Tesla out of the United States. It should have an annual production capacity of 500,000 cars.