Elon Musk says he could be ‘partly Chinese’ — Analysis

Due to his remarkable resemblance to Elon Musk’s, a Chinese man is making online waves. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX was quickly notified by internet users about the double-cross.

A video of an unidentified man standing next to a luxury car – though not a Tesla – first appeared on Chinese social media, but almost instantly spread elsewhere on the web.

Users kept sharing the clip and screenshots from it, calling its star the Chinese Elon Musk or “Yi Long Musk.”

Earlier this week, the world’s richest man announced on Twitter that he was going to pay a record $11 billion in taxes in 2021, and the photo of his Chinese “twin”was left by someone in the comments.

It didn’t go unnoticed by Musk, who responded to the picture by saying: “Maybe I’m partly Chinese.”

He was born in Pretoria (South Africa) to a Canadian father and mother. He holds US citizenship, Canadian citizenship, and South African citizenship.

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Musk spoke highly of China over the past few months. He even called China “The Greatest Country on Earth”. “a global leader in digitalization”And praising local automotive industry. “Tesla will continue to expand our investment and R&D efforts in China,”He promised it in September.

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