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Elon Musk is becoming as divisive as Donald Trump

Man who wants to build a colony on Mars is splitting society on Earth

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Elon Musk, pictured in New York on May 2, could find himself becoming a new political yardstick.   © WireImage/Getty Images

Nina Xiang is the founder of China Money Network, a data platform bridging the Asian and global innovation economy. She is the author of three books: Parallel Metaverses, US-China Tech War, and Red AI, and an expert on the Chinese venture capital and technology sector.

Add Elon Musk to the list of things topped by Donald Trump, COVID-19 and Russia's war in Ukraine that can upend friendships and turn family members against each other.

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