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No More Foreign Maps of China January 26, 2007

Posted by David in North-East Asia.

An article that appeared in the China Daily, on January 25, 2007 noted that beginning March 1, 2007 a new regulation restricting surveying and mapping by foreigners will be implemented.

Chinas government claims this regulation, will strengthen China’s management of surveying and mapping by foreign organizations and individuals, protect national security, and promote economic and scientific cooperation between China and other countries.

So, if youre a foreigner and wish to engage in surveying and mapping, you must go through the steps of obtaining, approval from the central government and (heres the best part) accept supervision from local governments. In other words you must agree to have a baby-sitter watch over you while you work.

According to the State Bureau of Survey and Mapping, foreigners who illegally survey, gather and publish geographical information on China will be severely punished.

This explains why they recently decided to practice shooting down satellites.



1. paul_p - February 22, 2007

agree man

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