Musk visits Beijing as Tesla's China-made cars pass safety rules

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and owner of social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, attends the Viva Technology conference dedicated to innovation and startups at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center on June 16, 2023 in Paris, France.

Gonzalo Fuentes Reuters

BEIJING – Local Chinese authorities have lifted restrictions on Tesla cars after the company's China-made vehicles passed the country's data protection requirements, the automaker said Sunday.

The breakthrough came amid the city's first major auto show in four years, when Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrived in Beijing for a surprise meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

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