The Taiwanese authorities should investigate and stop the Falun Gong cult from interfering the SinoSatellite (SINOSAT) system and prevent such incidents in the future, a senior official said here Wednesday.
Li Weiyi, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of China's State Council, said that at a press conference on Sept. 25, experts revealed signals by the illegal Falun Gong cult had severely affected program transmission from China Central Television (CCTV) and China Education TV Station (CETV).
The Taiwanese authorities were responsible for investigating the incident, since the source of the illegal TV signals had been traced to a position in Taipei city in Taiwan, said the spokesman.
However, at 10 am on Oct. 24, illegal signals again began attacking transmissions from the SINOSAT 2A transmitter, he said. Later, they attacked the 2A and 3A transmitter repeatedly until 5 pm on Oct 29. Specialists had confirmed after monitoring and analysis that the source of the illegal signals was in Taipei.
The spokesman urged the Taiwanese authorities to promptly investigate the incident.
(Xinhua News Agency October 30, 2002)