Tesla cars will be banned from entering the Chinese district of Beidaihi

As Tanjug reports, starting from July 1, Tesla cars will be banned from entering the Chinese coastal district of Beidaihi for a period of at least two months.

An annual gathering of the Chinese leadership is being organized in that place during the summer months, an official of the local traffic police confirmed to a Reuters reporter today.

The decision of the Beidai authorities was announced only a few weeks after Tesla's cars were banned from driving on some roads in the city of Chengdu in central China in early June, which coincided with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to that city, Reuters reports.

An official from the Bejdaihi Traffic Police Brigade, who declined to be identified, did not give reasons for the move, but said it was a "national issue".

"An official statement will be issued soon," the local police official said.

Tesla did not immediately respond to the request to comment on this decision of the Chinese authorities.

Beidaihi, a resort located east of Beijing, traditionally hosts a summer meeting of senior Chinese officials, at which personnel issues and political ideas are discussed behind closed doors.

The owner of the company Tesla, Elon Musk, once said that Tesla's cars do not spy in China or anywhere else, and that in case that changes, the company would be shut down. Months later, Tesla announced that all data generated through systems installed in Tesla cars in China would be stored in that country.