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Elon Musk wades into China and Taiwan tensions


Beijing and Taipei have spoken out after Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said Taiwan should become a special administrative zone of China.

The world's richest man said in a Financial Times interview he believed the two governments could reach a "reasonably palatable" arrangement.

China's ambassador to the US praised Musk but his Taiwanese counterpart said freedom is "not for sale".

Taiwan rules itself but Beijing claims it as part of its territory.

Last week, Mr Musk also drew criticism for posting a Twitter poll with his suggestions for ending the war between Russia and Ukraine, including Kyiv giving up territory to Moscow.

Mr Musk's comments come as the electric car maker hit a monthly record for sales in China.

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