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Tesla delivers first batch of China-made cars

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But Tesla's China venture is wholly owned by the U.S. company, and Tesla's decision to invest in Shanghai has been rewarded with preferential treatment.

You can bet Tesla's tech know-how has already been passed on to prc competitors. prc's usual cheap tactic: Invite high tech foreign firms by dangling monetary incentives, proceed to steal their know-how, shamelessly copy, and then sell at cheaper prices....forcing the foreign companies to close shop.

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Will the car spy on me?

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The first cars to roll off the assembly line -- 15 of Tesla's mid-price, mass-market Model 3 design -- were given to employees who had placed advance orders during a ceremony at the plant.

I'm sure those "employees" were executives and managers. I doubt very much that any assembly line worker is able to afford one.

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