Musk is nothing more than a shill for China who’s attempting to protect his business interests, even if it means degrading the status of Taiwan as a sovereign nation that’s under constant threat. Many US executives are pulling back from China for numerous political and ethical reasons, but Musk has no qualms about growing his companies’ presence in the country, even if it means spewing propaganda.
Musk is a smart businessman who knows how important it is to grow the market. US politicians and executives would be wise to adopt a policy of cooperation rather than confrontation with China in order to solve many of the world’s economic woes, including inflation. Reducing tensions in the South China Sea would also go a long way toward reassuring world markets.
There’s a 5% chance that China will recognize the sovereignty of Taiwan by 2050, according to the Metaculus prediction community.