Elon Musk meets with high-ranking Chinese officials

|By:, SA News Editor

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met with Tesla (TSLA +0.1%) CEO Elon Musk in Beijing earlier this week, according to Xinhua News.

Xinhua reporter Li Anding says a one-on-one meeting between Yang and an automotive CEO is rare.

Musk's visit to China also included a meeting with Chinese vice industry minister Xin Guobin on new energy vehicle development. There's been some reports indicating that Tesla officials are also talking to potential JV partners in China on the trip.