China has begun trial operation of a satellite system to monitor activities at key scenic areas. The system is expected to cover 150 key scenic areas by next year.
The Ministry of Construction says the satellite camera system will monitor the implementation of state or local plans to ensure environment protection and sustainable development.
Trial operation of the system is currently underway at 19 scenic spots nationwide and the system is expected to cover all the country's over 150 key scenic areas by late next year.
(CRI December 29, 2003)