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Musk's China connections add potential risks to Twitter purchase

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Officials have warned companies must "respect the feelings of the Chinese people" and avoid "eating Chinese rice while smashing Chinese bowls."

I suspect there is a significant gap between the feelings and concerns of the Chinese officials and the people.

Musk will allow Trump back on Twitter but I wonder how far his commitment to "free speech" extends, which the alt-right is loving him for.

If he will allow censoring of anti-Chinese government speech to protect his business interests will he still be a champion of free speech?

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Human rights activists criticized Tesla after it opened a showroom in Xinjiang in the northwest last year despite complaints of abuses against ethnic Muslim groups living there.

Being uplifted from poverty is abuse? That's news to me.

Where's the uproar from the western governments about abuses against Palestinians? A Christian American-Palestinian journalist was shot in the face and murdered, or should I say died recently?

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Something not right about Musk

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Something not right about Musk

Naw, the guy has always been out there and ran against the grain, that’s why he’s so popular.

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Musk wants out of the deal or a lower price due to a fall in the value of Tesla sock,

Is that the one which always gets lost in the laundry?

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China is only interested in Tesla for as long as it takes to acquire all the technology then they will forcibly take over the whole operation ignoring any Tesla owned patents.

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Harry_Gatto

Today 02:40 pm JST

China is only interested in Tesla for as long as it takes to acquire all the technology then they will forcibly take over the whole operation ignoring any Tesla owned patents.

Well isn't that how Ford, Edison/General Electric, Bell/AT&T, etc..all get their starts?

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Ohhh, the left...

The partisan hackery is convenient diversion.

Will the right continue to embrace Musk if he allows Trump back on Twitter but allows censorship of post critical to the Chinese government in line with Xi's edicts to protect his economic interests in the PRC?

Free market capitalism or free speech; which is it going to be?

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Business is business.

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So, practically every other day we see a Musk story with him posing oddly, with the message that the sky will fall if the Twitter deal goes through, or even if it doesn’t go through. I think the deal will go through and he will successfully negotiate a better price through his shenanigans. Billionaires are hard to ignore.

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I think Musk is devastated after the realization that all of his followers are actually just bots.

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I think Musk is devastated after the realization that all of his followers are actually just bots.

...or not, he doesn't know anything because these programmers won't show him any of the algorithms. Once he gets his hands on that and sees it, then he will know who's real, and who's not.

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Well isn't that how Ford, Edison/General Electric, Bell/AT&T, etc..all get their starts?

No, not at all. In fact far from it. All of them were closer to Tesla, creating a product using a new technology and figuring out how to mass produce it at a profit. None of them had a government stealing the intellectual property of other nations and feeding it to them to undercut their competition. They were the innovators who were in time widely copied.

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Honesty, that's what's missing in today's world.

Musk, Bezos, China, japan, USA are all part of this world too.

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Officials have warned companies must "respect the feelings of the Chinese people" and avoid "eating Chinese rice while smashing Chinese bowls."

this has nothing to do with the avg person in China... its all about not pissing off Xi and his govt

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