Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Inc., said on Saturday that his company would be shut down if his company was used for spying, his first comment on the news that the Chinese military had banned Tesla from its facilities.
“We have been given a very encouraging incentive to remain highly confidential with any information,” a leading Chinese forum said during the virtual discussion.
Sources told Reuters on Friday that the Chinese military had banned Tesla cars from entering its complex, citing security concerns over cameras installed on vehicles.
Top Chinese and U.S. in Alaska. The sanctions came as diplomats held a controversial meeting, the first such personal conversation since US President George W. Biden took office in January.
Musk called for more mutual trust between the world’s two largest economies, in a remark to the China Development Forum, that a high-level business meeting is being organized by the Foundation under the auspices of the State Council.
He was hosting a discussion panel with Xu Kikun, a Chinese scientist who specializes in quantum physics and is now the head of Southern University of Technology and Science.
In China, the world’s largest car market and a major battleground for electric vehicles, Tesla sold 147,445 vehicles last year. However, it is facing more competition this year than domestic rivals from Neo Inc. to Gili.
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