China is going after tech companies. Tesla is trying to keep out of the way
April 14, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Tesla is still trying to get back on China's good side.
Hong Kong (CNN Business)Tesla is still trying to get back on China's good side.
An executive at the electric carmaker told Chinese authorities this week that Tesla will store any data it collects in China within the country's borders, Chinese state media reported Tuesday night.
The remarks from Grace Tao Lin, vice president for external affairs at Tesla China, follow recent reports in several media outlets that the country's military had banned Tesla (TSLA) vehicles from its complexes over concerns that onboard cameras could be used for spying.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been trying to reassure China that his company isn't doing anything inappropriate.
Musk later lavished praised on the country in an interview with state broadcaster China Central Television, where he pledged that the country would become his company's "biggest market" in the long run.
Tao said Tesla's data collection in China will strictly abide by the country's laws and regulations, the paper reported.
Tesla sold more than 137,000 Model 3s in China last year.
That made it the best selling electric vehicle in the market, according to the China Passenger Car Association.