The inner workings of the Chinese Communist Party are mysterious to all outsiders except Ray Dalio. This makes it difficult to say what exactly motivated the country’s recent move against Tesla. Sure, the new restrictions on the use of Tesla vehicles by military personnel and employees of some state-owned companies could be due to the reason offered and their vulnerability to spies.
The move follows a government security review of Tesla’s vehicles by the government, which Chinese officials said raises concerns as the cars’ cameras are constantly recording images and receiving various data, such as: B. when, how and where the cars are used. and the contact list of the cell phones that are synchronized with the cars. The government is concerned that some data might be sent back to the US, people said.
Of course, espionage allegations have historically been a thinly disguised disguise for retaliation, and China certainly feels it has quite a bit of revenge, from delisting big boards to alleged rudeness in Anchorage. Or maybe in this case they are a substitute for Tesla reliability concerns.
Or maybe the Chinese don’t want any of their generals or captains of industry to die in a fireball and try to be polite.
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