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Electric cars in China

Tesla and Musk risk wearing out China welcome over quality fears

Five ministries warn bestselling US EV maker over consumer rights

HONG KONG -- Few foreign automobile companies have enjoyed the kind of policy support Tesla has had in China -- but Beijing's latest action towards Elon Musk's company is a shot across the bows not to take its lofty position in the world's largest car market for granted.

Tesla's executives in Shanghai and Beijing have been summoned to meet with China's market regulator and four other central government departments over customer complaints including unusual acceleration, battery fires and problems with updating the cars' software, according to a statement published by the State Administration for Market Regulation on its website on Monday evening.

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