The FFZERO1 electric concept car from Faraday Future is shown after an unveiling at a news conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 4, 2016. Photo: Reuters

Did a property billionaire invest in a flailing Tesla wannabe to gain tech for China? The US thinks so

  • An Evergrande Group subsidiary’s US$2 billion deal to buy a stake in Faraday Future seen as scheme for China to obtain advance technology in new energy vehicles
Topic |   China technology

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The FFZERO1 electric concept car from Faraday Future is shown after an unveiling at a news conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 4, 2016. Photo: Reuters
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Meng Jing

Meng Jing

Based in Beijing, Jing covers the China tech scene for the Post. She writes a lot about artificial intelligence, robots and machines, but she cares more about people.

Li Tao

Li Tao

Li Tao is a senior technology reporter, based in Shenzhen. He focuses on big enterprises including Alibaba, Huawei and ZTE, hardware makers, and smartphone brands such as Oppo, Vivo and Oneplus. He joined the Post in 2017 after working for more than seven years with China Daily in Hong Kong. He has masters degrees in both laws and journalism.