Didi Chuxing will build its own electric vehicle charging network

 Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-sharing company, will form a joint venture to build its own charging network for electric cars. In an announcement today, Didi Chuxing co-founder and chief executive officer Cheng Wei said that the infrastructure will serve “families and the public” as well as vehicles on the company’s platform. Read More

Elon Musk says Tesla’s China factory could begin production in roughly three years

 Tesla last week officially confirmed its plans to set up a manufacturing facility in China, and now we know a bit more about what it’s planning to do in terms of production. At the time, Tesla wouldn’t say much more beyond than it’s “committed to the Chinese market” and interested in exploring manufacturing facilities around […]

Tesla reportedly made deal to open a manufacturing facility in Shanghai

 Tesla has reportedly made a deal with the government in Shanghai to open up a manufacturing facility in the city’s trade-free zone, the Wall Street Journal reports. Foreign car-makers traditionally partner with local manufacturers, but that will reportedly not be the case with Tesla. Instead, Tesla will own the entire factory. That means Tesla will […]

China vows to scrap secret interrogations of Communist Party members

China’s ruling Communist Party will scrap the practice of secretive interrogations known as “shuanggui”, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, part of broader reforms of its anti-corruption architecture. Cadres accused of graft and other disciplinary violations are routinely subjected to extrajudicial detention, isolation and interrogation by the party’s much-feared Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI). […]