BEIJING — 8:00 p.m.
China's top economic official, Premier Li Keqiang, has met with the CEO of electric car brand Tesla Inc., Elon Musk.
Musk and other businessmen met with Li on Wednesday in Beijing at the Great Hall of the People.
Tesla broke ground this week in Shanghai on its first factory outside the United States. Musk says production of Tesla's Model 3 will start late this year.
Li told Musk he hoped Tesla can become an "in-depth participant in China's opening and a promoter of the stability of Chinese-U.S. relations."
5:00 p.m. (All times local)
A Chinese government spokesman says three days of talks with U.S. envoys aimed at ending a costly tariff battle have ended, but no details were immediately released.
The foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said the talks wrapped up Wednesday. Lu said an official statement would come later.
Asian stock markets rose on news the talks, originally planned for two days, were extended into a third.
The two governments have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each others goods in the dispute over Beijing's technology ambitions.