Satellite image of Dalian factory from February 6, 2020. The image is exactly the same as an image from May 12, 2017. Image from Google Satellite.
CBAT purchased land in Dalian in 2014 and completed construction there in 2016. The company purchased machinery and engaged in renovation in 2017-18. There was no construction activity in 2019 despite a company report of $21 mln in construction in progress. The zone where the factory operates hosts many abandoned developments and bankrupt factories.
CBAT has three registered companies in Nanjing and has committed $103 mln. The company claims to be building a 6 GW production facility there. There is no construction, but CBAT's building in Nanjing is an abandoned warehouse.
CBAT's Suzhou subsidiary ceased operating in 2019, and its bank accounts were frozen by a local court. Employees are suing for back wages. A different company has occupied the premises, and building management has never heard of CBAT.