February 20, 2007

China getting tough on Surveying and Mapping Firms

This news item comes from The People's Daily Online... A new regulation restricting surveying and mapping by foreigners will be implemented in China on March 1. "The 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," said an official from the State Bureau of Survey and Mapping on Thursday. Apparently, the Chinese law on surveying and mapping states that foreigners must cooperate with a Chinese partner and the activities must not involve state secrets or jeopardize national security. See more at http://english.people.com.cn/200701/25/eng20070125_344811.html

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