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    [Very Important] Is it legal to post data from China?

    You know China is a special country and always says no to unclear things.

    The case is Chinese government issued new "RADIO REGULATIONS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA" with the prohibition on providing radio data(parameters) to overseas organization and it has already been effective on December 1st(Beijing Time). I think the Flightradar24 Box may be recognized as a device risking national security by the government. However, these kind of regulations and laws are still indistinct, which means the use of 1090MHZ is still in a Grey Area.

    Volunteers in China are afraid about that (maybe some day police comes......) and some of them suspended their device to prevent from the possibility of breaking laws or regulations. They will not resume the device until it's clear.

    Have you ever talked to CAAC(Civil Aviation Administration of China) or other related ministry of China in order to make sure if it is not illegal to do that?

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    Article 55 in the new law says "Any unit or individual shall not provide information within the radio parameters relating to national security to foreign organizations or individuals."
    We have been talking to radio amateur organizations and other specialist in China to analyze the law and the conclusion is that broadcasted ADS-B data can not be interpreted as something that is related to or affecting national security.

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    Now it is “National security”

    I shutdown all service for my own safety before they came to me .
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamnothere View Post
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    Now it is “National security”

    I shutdown all service for my own safety before they came to me .
    Please keep your Shanghai service running as it is very useful! I am sure the Chinese authorities are just scare-mongering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamnothere View Post
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    Now it is “National security”

    I shutdown all service for my own safety before they came to me .
    Quote Originally Posted by rik130 View Post
    Please keep your Shanghai service running as it is very useful! I am sure the Chinese authorities are just scare-mongering.
    Sadly the Chinese authorities dont scare-monger.

    Friends of mine have been visited and have received the same notice.

    Reports on Weibo of boxes being confiscated too. I wonder if its just FR24 or if they are doing the same with Variflight users?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apgphoto View Post
    if they are doing the same with Variflight users?
    Allegedly not.
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    I can't take this risk ,

    Until things are clear and there is no dispute eh .
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    We are aware that more receivers than usual are offline in China. We are looking into the situation and are communicating with relevant Chinese authorities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    We are aware that more receivers than usual are offline in China. We are looking into the situation and are communicating with relevant Chinese authorities.
    So what was the outcome of this? I see that China has become a complete wasteland now on this site. All planes in China now show radar as F-T6M which is not coming from mode-s receivers as the errors in the flight registration data are obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rik130 View Post
    All planes in China now show radar as F-T6M which is not coming from mode-s receivers as the errors in the flight registration data are obvious.
    What do you mean by "flight registration data"?

    Route, aircraft type, aircraft registration?
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