US presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has expressed concerns over Elon Musk’s China visit.
Ramaswamy who is a Republican leader expressed concerns over Elon Musk's discussions with Chinese ministers on the Tesla CEO's first trip to the country in over three years, said a report in NDTV.
He claimed that China was using prominent American business leaders as puppets to "advance their agenda".
Earlier, Elon Musk had said he will expand his business in China.
He also praised China's "vitality and promise".
Musk used his sit down with Foreign Minister Qin Gang to voice opposition to the US decoupling from China, saying the interests of the two countries were intertwined, according to a government statement, mentioned the report.
"It's deeply concerning that Elon Musk met with China's foreign minister yesterday to oppose decoupling and referred to the U.S. & Communist China as conjoined twins,”Ramaswamy said.
The report said Tesla's VP in China reposted that statement on Weibo in China, but curiously not in US.
Ramaswamy also said that prominent US businessmen driving Beijing's agenda tilt the scales in China's favour.
"That tilts the global scales of perception in China's favor – and sadly, it's working. The US needs leaders who aren't in China's pocket, yet Biden is just another embodiment of that same problem," Ramaswamy said.
Musk's first visit to China in three years comes as Tesla faces intensifying competition from Chinese-made electric vehicles and some uncertainty about expansion plans for the Shanghai plant.
Musk, who has previously suggested Taiwan could be run as a special administrative zone of China, has enjoyed significant official support for his Shanghai-based Gigafactory.