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    Elon Musk Praises Chinese Workers While Blaming Americans For Not Working Hard Enough

    Elon Musk praised Chinese employees at an event this week. He complimented their talent and work ethic and at the same time also criticized certain American workers. Musk initially mentioned Volkswagen as a budding challenger to his market-leading Tesla. Musk mentions the same when he was asked which electric car companies had pleased him the most. He then turned his attention to China, predicting that the country would produce some extremely powerful enterprises in the next years. This in turn will increase the rivalry.

    According to Musk, China has a large number of highly skilled and hardworking individuals. The Chinese employees have a great belief in production and it would not be wrong to say that they are burning the 3 a.m. oil.

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    Elon Musk Talks About Tesla’s Future Amidst The Lockdown In Shanghai

    Elon Musk
    Elon Musk

    Tesla already has a large production facility in Shanghai. Further, Elon said earlier this month that it intends to establish a second one there. Tesla will be able to produce up to two million cars per year from Shanghai. This is possible once the second facility is completed.

    There are just a lot of super-talented, hardworking people in China who strongly believe in manufacturing,” Tesla’s CEO said in an interview with the Financial Times on Tuesday. “They won’t just be burning the midnight oil. They will be burning the 3 a.m. oil. They won’t even leave the factory type of thing, whereas in America people are trying to avoid going to work at all,” he added.

    According to Bloomberg, the original Shanghai facility has been dealing with challenges such as supply shortages and periodic COVID-19 lockdowns in China. This particularly has led to workers sleeping on the site. Musk also shares that he believes the pressure from China’s lockdowns can diminish in the coming days. In fact, Elon also shares that on one hand, the Chinese workers do not leave the factories whereas on the other the American workers just completely avoid it!

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    Worker’s Union Clashes With Tesla

    Tesla's Shanghai Manufacturing Plant
    Tesla’s Manufacturing Plant

    Musk’s personal work ethic has garnered a lot of attention. Elon slept on the factory floor because he didn’t have time to go home during the time when Tesla was trying to scale up production of its Model 3 vehicle in 2018. Tesla has fought with labor unions in the United States, despite its reliance on China to supply demand for its automobiles.

    Tesla is even facing trials by the state of California in a matter registered earlier this year. The claims were of racial prejudice and discrimination at one of its California operations. Musk then in March vowed that he would welcome a union vote at Tesla’s California manufacturing factory. He emphasizes that the company’s employees are already given good rewards and treatment.

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