Reuters: Tesla cars banned from China's military complexes on security concerns -sources
(Reuters) – The Chinese military has banned Tesla cars from entering its complexes, citing security concerns over cameras installed on the vehicles, two people who have seen notices of the directive told Reuters.
The move is the latest sign of China’s growing scrutiny of the U.S. electric carmaker amid tensions with Washington.
Analysts said it resembled Washington’s measures against Chinese telecoms firm Huawei citing national security.
Chinese military restrictions on Tesla surfaced as senior Chinese and U.S. officials held a contentious meeting in Alaska, the first such interaction since U.S. President Joe Biden took office.
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WNU Editor: China is saying that they are not targeting Tesla …. Reported restrictions in Chinese military bases don't target Tesla, but a global practice: analysts (Global Times). But Tesla has been targeted.
Update: this is why China has instituted this ban …. This Surveillance Company Claims It Can Track Nearly Any Car In The World In Real-Time (March 20, 2021).
More News On China Banning Tesla Use By Military Members And Employees Of State-Owned Companies
Chinese military restricts use of Teslas over security concerns — Ars Technica
China bans Teslas for military members, employees of state-owned companies — FOX News
China bans use of Tesla by military, citing security concerns — Nikkei Asia
China Bans Tesla Use At Military Sites Over National Security Concerns — OilPrice.com
Chinese military bans Teslas from its complexes — Driving
Elon Musk's Response To This Ban
Elon Musk said Tesla vehicles are not spying on Chinese officials and that the company would be shut down if they were — Business Insider
Elon Musk denies Tesla cars are used for spying in China — BBC
Musk says Tesla would be shut down if its cars spied in China, elsewhere — FOX News/ReutersOriginal Article
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