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MII issues statement on attack of satellite by Falun Gong


BEIJING, July 8 (Xinhuanet) -- The Radio Administration of the Ministry of

Information Industry Monday issued a solemn statement on the attack of Sinosat

by the Falun Gong cult stationed abroad.

Manipulated and directed by Li Hongzhi, the Falun Gong cult illegally

launched radio signals to jam transmission of China's Sinosat satellite between

June 23 and 30, the statement said.

As a result, program transmissions of China Central Television's 9 channels and

10 provincial television stations were seriously affected. In certain areas in

the countryside and outlying mountainous areas, people could not normally view

news, weather and flooding forecasts, the final games of the World Cup and other

programs, it said.

This was a serious criminal act by the Falun Gong cult stationed abroad,

manipulated and directed by Li Hongzhi, to disrupt normal broadcasting and

reception of the country's radio and television programs. It violated the basic

principles of relevant international pacts and civilian communications,

endangered China's national security and infringed upon the rightsand interests

of the public. It disrupted the normal order of radio airwaves and posed a

serious threat to the safety of radio messages.

"We strongly condemn such mean acts by the Falun Gong cult stationed abroad

which trample on international laws and public morality," the statement said.

Radio services were widely used in telecommunications, radio broadcasts, television,

navigation, positioning, weather forecasting and many other areas of daily

life. The beaming of radio waves must proceed in an orderly way, so that these

waves would not interfere with each other, disrupting normal wireless message

services and even such important services as aviation and maritime communications

and navigation and emergency rescue operations that had great bearing

on public safety and people's lives. The consequences would be dreadful to

contemplate. Therefore, all countries and international organizations stipulated

strict and explicit regulations on the beaming of radio signals, it


By openly and deliberately attacking Sinosat in contempt of international

laws and regulations, the Falun Gong cult was unscrupulously breaking the order

of wireless communications and launching a challenge against civilization.

"We solemnly warn the Falun Gong cult to immediately stop its lawless disruption

of normal communications. We appeal to the international community to condemn

such base acts and jointly takemeasures to crack down on such evil behavior,"

the statement said.

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