SHANGHAI -- Tesla cars will be prohibited from entering the Chinese coastal district of Beidaihe, site of a secretive annual summer party leadership conclave, for at least two months starting on July 1, a local traffic police official told Reuters.
The decision by the Beidaihe authorities comes just weeks after Tesla cars were also barred from driving on to some roads in the central city of Chengdu in early June, which coincided with a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the city.
The official from the Beidaihe Traffic Police Brigade, who declined to give his name on Monday, did not provide a reason for the move but said it concerned "national affairs." An announcement will be made soon, the official said.
Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.