Tesla's Chinese expansion draws fire

US lawmakers criticize Tesla's opening of a showroom in the controversial Xinjiang province.

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Tesla's recent announcement that the electric car manufacturer is set to open a showroom in China has garnered scathing criticism from several US politicians, according to several media.

This is due to the showroom’s placement in the controversial Xinjiang province where China has a reputation of suppressing Muslim minority groups known as the Uyghurs.

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