Li Qiang, secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, held a video conversation this morning with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc.
Li Qiang gave his congratulation to Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory on its good results in the first quarter of production and sales in the face of the outbreak.
He said he hopes Tesla will continue to plow deep into Shanghai, improve the business layout, and accelerate the construction of the second phase of the Shanghai Gigafactory.
He also said he hoped Tesla would speed up the landing of its R&D and innovation center, speed up localization, and introduce more new models and projects adapted to the Chinese market and demand.
He also mentioned that Shanghai will make every effort to create an international first-class business environment, provide more accurate and high-quality services, help enterprises solve the current development difficulties, and support enterprises to achieve greater development in Shanghai.
Musk said the results of Shanghai's epidemic prevention and control and the resumption of production were admirable and he was confident of the huge potential of the Chinese market and the open and stable investment environment.
Musk said the performance of Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory in the outbreak, with strong support from Shanghai, was heartening.
He said Tesla will steadfastly deepen cooperation between the two sides, continue to expand investment in Shanghai, accelerate local production, ensure the stability of the industrial chain supply chain, continuously improve product competitiveness and better serve the Chinese market and users.