Tesla is expected to begin partial production at its first factory in China in the second half of 2019, the Shanghai government said after a meeting with local Tesla executives.  “At present, the project has basically completed land leveling and is about to start construction. It is expected to be partially put into operation in the second half of next year,” a statement from the Shanghai government said, as reported by Electrek on Thursday. The China factory, to be built in Shanghai, will be Tesla’s first production facility…