The Chinese regime banned Tesla cars in the city where the leaders of the communist government will meet

Tesla models in Shanghai (Reuters)

The Tesla cars will be banned from the coastal region of Beidaihe in Chinahosts our annual Secret Summer Leadership Conference, for a period of at least two months starting July 1 Reuters A local traffic police officer.

The decision of the Beidaihe authorities comes after a few weeks Tesla cars were also banned from some streets in downtown Chengdu in early June, which coincided with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the city..

The chief of the Beidikh traffic police, who did not want to reveal his name, did not say the reason for the action, but He said it was “national affairs”. The official said that an announcement would be made soon in this regard. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Beidaihe, a beach resort east of Beijing, traditionally hosts a Summer Meeting of Senior Chinese Leaders Where people’s movements and political ideas are discussed behind closed doors. Usually China does not officially announce the dates of the meeting.


Chengdu’s restrictions on Tesla cars, which have not been officially announced, surfaced after videos were posted on social media. Police diverted Tesla cars from certain areas.

Last year, the Chinese military banned Tesla cars from its compounds, citing security concerns. From cameras installed in vehicles, which then reported Reuters Citing sources that have seen the guidance.

Elon Musk then said that Tesla cars had not spied on China or anywhere else, and that the company would shut down if it did. After several months, Tesla said that all data generated by the cars it sells in China will be stored in the country..

Elon Musk dances at a Tesla show in China, January 2020 (Reuters)
Elon Musk dances at a Tesla show in China, January 2020 (Reuters)

Car manufacturers are increasingly equipping their cars with cameras and sensors that take pictures of the car’s surroundings. Controlling how these images are used and where they are sent and stored is a rapidly emerging challenge for industry and regulators around the world.

Tesla cars have several external cameras to help drivers park, change lanes and other functions.

(Information by Reuters / By Zhang Yan, Brenda Goh and Kevin Huang; Additional reporting by Martin Pollard; Editing in Spanish by Benjamin Megias Valencia)

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