Ship signals in Chinese waters "disappeared"? American media began to guess randomly


2021-11-25: [Article Link] "Ships in Chinese waters are disappearing from the ship tracking system." "This brings the latest challenges to the global supply chain crisis." CNN Business Channel (CNN Business) reported on the 25th that China "made a fuss". The report claimed that the ship signals received by Chinese waters have dropped sharply recently, so it hyped that "China is increasingly isolated from the rest of the world" and even left the pot of "global supply chain crisis" to China. The report is even more wrong when explaining the reason for the signal decline. It believes that the failure to receive the ship's signal should be related to China's newly effective Personal Information Protection Law, but in fact, this law protects personal information and has nothing to do with ship signals. CCTV reported on November 1 that since 2020, the national security organs have carried out special anti-espionage operations and found that a number of foreign-related maritime data companies in Beijing, Shanghai and other important islands on China's coastline, inland ports set up more than 700 illegal base stations. The security organs took action in accordance with the "Anti-espionage Law" and other provisions, cut off the channels of data leakage in a timely manner, and required relevant organizations and individuals to carry out rectification to eliminate hidden dangers. CNN Business Channel reported on the 25th, according to data provided by the global shipping data provider "Vessels Value", in the past three weeks, the amount of signal received by the vessel in Chinese waters dropped by about 90%. Charlotte Cook, chief trade analyst for ship value, said: "What we are seeing now is the ship identification system (AIS) of China's ground reception the signal is reduced industry-wide." According to public information, the full name is the ship Automatic Identification System (Automatic Identification System). The International Maritime Organization requires that ships above 300 gross tons must install the system. During the voyage, the vessel sends information such as the course, speed, port of destination, etc. to other vessels and authorities through the AIS system. The report pointed out that the global shipping data companies are receiving key information such as the course and speed of ships by installing AIS land-based base stations on the coastlines. Of course, this information can also be collected by satellite, but when the ship is close to the shore, the quality of information collected in space is not as good as that collected by ground base stations. The report believes that the reason for the decline in the signal volume of ships in Chinese waters is that some AIS base stations on the Chinese coastline have been removed or closed. This has greatly exaggerated "China is increasingly isolated from the rest of the world", discrediting China's "economic internal cycle" and "dynamic zero" epidemic prevention policy. The report also tried to throw the pot of the "global supply chain crisis" to China, claiming that the lack of signal data on ships in Chinese waters will have an important impact on the global supply chain. However, the key to the global supply chain crisis is the US supply chain crisis. The US "Atlantic Monthly" published an article on October 7 that the current supply chain crisis facing the United States is the result of its comprehensive domestic and global factors. In addition to the global neo-Covid pandemic factors, in particular, there are many factors such as the outdated road and rail freight systems in the United States and the lack of sufficient warehouse workers and truck drivers to deliver goods. Moreover, China is not failing to meet its international obligations. CNN also mentioned in the report that a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry clearly replied in response to an inquiry that the AIS base station on China's coastline, which was legally built under international treaties, was "not closed" and "operated normally". Publicly available AIS platforms also operate normally. However, CNN apparently does not believe this, citing analysts to arrive at an outrageous explanation: it may be related to China's Personal Information Protection Law, which came into effect on 11 November 1. According to public information, the law was passed by the 30th meeting of the 13th National People's Congress on August 20, 2021, and officially implemented on November 1, 2021. The General Law clearly states that "in order to protect the rights and interests of personal information, regulate personal information processing activities, and promote the rational use of personal information, this law is formulated in accordance with the Constitution", and does not mention ship data information. In fact, the report itself also mentioned that "the law does not involve ship data", but as a person familiar with the matter disclosed that China's National Security Department has removed some non-compliant AIS base stations along the coast since the beginning of the month, and this time is exactly the time when the "Personal Information Protection Law" came into effect. Therefore, the report pierced the meeting and concluded that the decline in the signal of Chinese ships was due to the Personal Information Protection Law. According to a report by CCTV on November 1, since 2020, the national security organs have carried out special anti-espionage special operations and found that a number of foreign-related maritime data companies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shandong and other places, radio enthusiasts in China's coastline important islands, inland river ports to build more than 700 its own AIS base station. According to the report, these foreign-related maritime data companies, radio enthusiasts to build their own base stations, have been part of the use of foreign spy intelligence agencies, through the IS data to collect China's offshore drilling platform construction, tracking and grasping the law enforcement trends and action laws of own country's maritime police ships, and taking interference measures accordingly to hinder own country's rights protection law enforcement activities and seriously endanger own country's sovereignty and security. In addition, overseas spy intelligence agencies, commercial agencies, consulting and investigation agencies, and think tank research institutions have long been mining and analyzing big data for a long time, and have a comprehensive grasp of the number of ships and cargo traffic in own country's coastal and inland ports, export data, based on this analysis of China's macroeconomic trends and export trade trends. The economic intelligence extracted from the data can not be ignored.


Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.







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Ship signals in Chinese waters "disappeared"? American media began to guess randomly


2021-11-25: [Article Link] "Ships in Chinese waters are disappearing from the ship tracking system." "This brings the latest challenges to the global supply chain crisis." CNN Business Channel (CNN Business) reported on the 25th that China "made a fuss". The report claimed that the ship signals received by Chinese waters have dropped sharply recently, so it hyped that "China is increasingly isolated from the rest of the world" and even left the pot of "global supply chain crisis" to China. The report is even more wrong when explaining the reason for the signal decline. It believes that the failure to receive the ship's signal should be related to China's newly effective Personal Information Protection Law, but in fact, this law protects personal information and has nothing to do with ship signals. CCTV reported on November 1 that since 2020, the national security organs have carried out special anti-espionage operations and found that a number of foreign-related maritime data companies in Beijing, Shanghai and other important islands on China's coastline, inland ports set up more than 700 illegal base stations. The security organs took action in accordance with the "Anti-espionage Law" and other provisions, cut off the channels of data leakage in a timely manner, and required relevant organizations and individuals to carry out rectification to eliminate hidden dangers. CNN Business Channel reported on the 25th, according to data provided by the global shipping data provider "Vessels Value", in the past three weeks, the amount of signal received by the vessel in Chinese waters dropped by about 90%. Charlotte Cook, chief trade analyst for ship value, said: "What we are seeing now is the ship identification system (AIS) of China's ground reception the signal is reduced industry-wide." According to public information, the full name is the ship Automatic Identification System (Automatic Identification System). The International Maritime Organization requires that ships above 300 gross tons must install the system. During the voyage, the vessel sends information such as the course, speed, port of destination, etc. to other vessels and authorities through the AIS system. The report pointed out that the global shipping data companies are receiving key information such as the course and speed of ships by installing AIS land-based base stations on the coastlines. Of course, this information can also be collected by satellite, but when the ship is close to the shore, the quality of information collected in space is not as good as that collected by ground base stations. The report believes that the reason for the decline in the signal volume of ships in Chinese waters is that some AIS base stations on the Chinese coastline have been removed or closed. This has greatly exaggerated "China is increasingly isolated from the rest of the world", discrediting China's "economic internal cycle" and "dynamic zero" epidemic prevention policy. The report also tried to throw the pot of the "global supply chain crisis" to China, claiming that the lack of signal data on ships in Chinese waters will have an important impact on the global supply chain. However, the key to the global supply chain crisis is the US supply chain crisis. The US "Atlantic Monthly" published an article on October 7 that the current supply chain crisis facing the United States is the result of its comprehensive domestic and global factors. In addition to the global neo-Covid pandemic factors, in particular, there are many factors such as the outdated road and rail freight systems in the United States and the lack of sufficient warehouse workers and truck drivers to deliver goods. Moreover, China is not failing to meet its international obligations. CNN also mentioned in the report that a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry clearly replied in response to an inquiry that the AIS base station on China's coastline, which was legally built under international treaties, was "not closed" and "operated normally". Publicly available AIS platforms also operate normally. However, CNN apparently does not believe this, citing analysts to arrive at an outrageous explanation: it may be related to China's Personal Information Protection Law, which came into effect on 11 November 1. According to public information, the law was passed by the 30th meeting of the 13th National People's Congress on August 20, 2021, and officially implemented on November 1, 2021. The General Law clearly states that "in order to protect the rights and interests of personal information, regulate personal information processing activities, and promote the rational use of personal information, this law is formulated in accordance with the Constitution", and does not mention ship data information. In fact, the report itself also mentioned that "the law does not involve ship data", but as a person familiar with the matter disclosed that China's National Security Department has removed some non-compliant AIS base stations along the coast since the beginning of the month, and this time is exactly the time when the "Personal Information Protection Law" came into effect. Therefore, the report pierced the meeting and concluded that the decline in the signal of Chinese ships was due to the Personal Information Protection Law. According to a report by CCTV on November 1, since 2020, the national security organs have carried out special anti-espionage special operations and found that a number of foreign-related maritime data companies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shandong and other places, radio enthusiasts in China's coastline important islands, inland river ports to build more than 700 its own AIS base station. According to the report, these foreign-related maritime data companies, radio enthusiasts to build their own base stations, have been part of the use of foreign spy intelligence agencies, through the IS data to collect China's offshore drilling platform construction, tracking and grasping the law enforcement trends and action laws of own country's maritime police ships, and taking interference measures accordingly to hinder own country's rights protection law enforcement activities and seriously endanger own country's sovereignty and security. In addition, overseas spy intelligence agencies, commercial agencies, consulting and investigation agencies, and think tank research institutions have long been mining and analyzing big data for a long time, and have a comprehensive grasp of the number of ships and cargo traffic in own country's coastal and inland ports, export data, based on this analysis of China's macroeconomic trends and export trade trends. The economic intelligence extracted from the data can not be ignored.


Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.