5. In a bid to fast-track its electric vehicle strategy in an effort to curb pollution, the Chinese Government
has called for comments on a proposal to invite foreign automakers to manufacturer in the country. Current laws are designed to protect local manufacturers by forcing foreign companies to partner with the local automakers. The Chinese Government now propose to relax these conditions for new energy vehicles, providing the likes of Tesla
an opportunity to produce locally and protecting their technology by not having to share it with a local partner.