Elon Musk now offers his solution to the Taiwan problem – RT World News Sky News

Despite the social media storm that followed his Ukraine peace proposal, billionaire Elon Musk has offered to avoid conflict over Taiwan. His decision is “appetizing enough” but won’t make everyone happy, Musk told the Financial Times on Friday.

Musk “believes conflict over Taiwan is inevitable,” FT editor Rula Khalaf wrote after the mogul invited her to Texas for lunch. She noted that the question of China caused “the longest silence” in the interview.

While such a dispute would affect Tesla — the Shanghai plant accounts for 30-50% of all electric vehicle production — other companies like Apple would have “very big problems,” Musk said. According to his estimates, the world economy will suffer at least 30%.

“My recommendation. . . Finding an acceptable Special Administrative Zone for Taiwan would probably not satisfy everyone. And it’s possible, and I probably actually think they could have a softer deal than Hong Kong,” Musk told Khalaf.

Beijing sees Taiwan as sovereign Chinese territory to be reintegrated peacefully at some point in the future. The island was ruled by nationalists who fled the mainland in 1949 after losing the Chinese Civil War. In recent months, the United States has stepped up support for Taipei, accusing Beijing of planning an “invasion,” a claim China denies.

Musk’s thoughts on settling the standoff in Taiwan come days after he created a lot of noise with his peace proposal for Ukraine, frankly portraying it as a way to avert the looming prospect of nuclear war.

However, his four-point plan irritated the Ukrainian authorities and their Western patrons. Musk’s poll was flooded with ‘biggest bot attack’ ever [he’d] deja vu,” a Ukrainian diplomat scolded him, and even President Volodymyr Zelensky intervened.

Musk has also fought US Senator Lindsey Graham and former chess champion turned anti-Russian activist Garry Kasparov. Meanwhile, Moscow’s unofficial response was also ironic.

Asked by the FT about this particular storm on Twitter, Musk laughed.

– Aren’t you having fun? he asked Khalaf. “I tweet bullshit, often shoot myself in the foot and get myself into all sorts of trouble… I don’t know, I find self-expression on Twitter vaguely therapeutic. This is a way to convey information to the public.

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