Chinese military base bans cars with data recorders

Beijing, Nov 10 (IANS) A military base in China has banned cars equipped with event data recorders from entering its premises as an anti-espionage precaution, the media reported on Tuesday.

According to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), event data recorders can record sensitive information, such as military activities and the lay of the land in and around military areas, which could lead to leaks of important intelligence, the Global Times reported.

Media outlets have recently reported on a number of anti-espionage cases involving both military personnel and ordinary people.

“Espionage activities have become increasingly active in China in recent years as the nation sees a growing global influence,” Li Wei, an expert at the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, said.

Apart from military servicemen and government employees, overseas espionage organisations have been targeting ordinary Chinese citizens to help collect inside information, Li added.

Hainan and Jilin provinces have launched anti-espionage hotlines, through which people can report suspected espionage.

Advanced technologies have also facilitated frequent espionage activities recently, experts warned.

China passed a counter-espionage law in 2014 aimed at tightening state security.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here