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Electric cars in China

Tesla Shanghai factory to drive China's electric car dominance

CEO Elon Musk makes high-profile visit to tout plans for enormous production hub

A Tesla dealership in Beijing. The American automaker is on course to turn China into a second export hub for its electric vehicles.   © Kyodo

SHANGHAI/BEIJING -- Tesla's planned vast factory in Shanghai furthers China's ambition to grow from the world's largest auto market into a true automotive heavyweight, bringing key technologies and opportunities for local parts makers.

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