Musk visits Beijing as Chinese-made Tesla cars pass security rules

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and owner of the social networking site

Gonzalo Fuentes | Reuters

BEIJING — Local Chinese authorities have removed restrictions on Tesla vehicles after the Chinese manufacturer's vehicles passed the country's data security requirements, the automaker said Sunday.

The breakthrough came as Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrived in Beijing for an unexpected meeting with Chinese Premier Li Qiang, amid the city's first major auto show in four years.

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