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Foreigner tops list of unlawful survey cases (2)

By Zhao Qian (Global Times)

08:12, May 07, 2012

A Japanese citizen illegally carried out surveys in Tacheng, Xinjiang in 2010, and three German citizens used GPS receivers for mapping in Yichang, Hubei Province in 2009. Also that year, another Japanese citizen was found by the local surveying and mapping bureau in Fujian Province to have collected 195 geographic coordinates and marked heights above sea level at over 80 locations, according to the NASMG.

These illegal cases could be attributed to two reasons, said the statement. Foreign organizations or individuals are sometimes not familiar with China's laws and regulations, and sometimes survey geographical information for business management and personal use. But some of them aim to steal the country's geographic data to leak State secrets, bringing high risk to national security, according to the statement.

Li said the government needs to improve Chinese citizens' awareness that geographic information is a State secret, and should pay high attention to all foreigners' suspicious actions and report them in a timely manner to related departments, especially in key areas like Xinjiang.

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