Aus tackles bushfire with the help of Chinese satellite imagery

Aus tackles bushfire with the help of Chinese satellite imagery

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Canberra: China has provided satellite imagery to Australia to assist the country in fighting against the bushfires in New South Wales. Adam Lewis, Group Leader of National Earth Observation of Geoscience Australia (GA), confirmed that GA has been getting two passes of satellite images from China every day. Those images are used to build up the mapping of the bushfires, which have been ravaging in New South Wales for over a week.

Under the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters, of which both China and Australia are signatories, participating countries will provide space satellite data to relief organisations in the event of major disasters for free at the request of the afflicted country.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged that China will provide necessary assistance to Australia for disaster relief in accordance with the need of Australia.

Source: Xinhua