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China data rules to squeeze overseas development of self-driving tech

Information generated in the country will mostly stay within the country

Tesla vehicles at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound during a meeting between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing in 2019. Tesla has been suspected of suspected of transferring vehicle data from China to the U.S   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China's new rules on the handling of automotive data will take effect Oct. 1 and build a barrier against foreign companies from accessing driving records and onboard images, a move that will hamper their own efforts to advance self-driving technology.

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