Elon Musk to open The Boring Company China

How many tunnels will he dig overseas?

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The Boring Company heads to China. 

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Elon Musk's The Boring Company  opened its first test tunnel under SpaceX headquarters in California last year and plans to build a tunnel in Las Vegas. Now, Musk wants to take his tunnel-making business to China. 

Musk announced the new China unit for The Boring Company in a tweet on Saturday, replying to one user that he'll be at the World AI Conference in Shanghai from Aug. 29 to 31. He didn't give additional details on the China expansion. 

The Boring Company started in 2016 when Musk complained about traffic in LA. His solution is to build underground hyperloops where automated vehicles can travel at high speeds to reach their destination. The first test tunnel was built under Musk's SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, in 2018. 

The Boring Company has also signed a contract to build a transit system in Chicago, and Musk has said the company is looking into building a tunnel from New York City to Washington, DC. Both of those projects, however, have been stalled.

In May, The Boring Company snagged a $47 million contract to build a tunnel network in Las Vegas to transport people to the city's convention center. 

The Boring Company didn't immediately reply to a request for comment.