Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Chinese weather forecasts are top secret

`China’s government, which suppresses a range of information deemed threatening to national security, now wants to keep weather forecasts from falling into the wrong hands, state press has reported.

New regulations to take effect next year will clamp down on the illegal acquisition of Chinese meteorological information by foreigners, the China Daily newspaper reported.

The China Meteorological Administration (CMA) has identified about 20 breaches of weather security since 2000, the paper said.’

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