On February 11, 2013, China Review News reprinted an article from the People’s Liberation Army publication, PLA Daily, about the improved ability to handle aircraft emergencies.
Beijing Relay Transmission of the Spatial Information Technology Research Center has announced that its tracking and data relay satellite system has achieved global network operation. Compared to the last Chinese New Year, personnel on duty have been reduced from 22 to 7 persons, even though more satellites need to be monitored. With the use of the new “satellite fault diagnosis expert system” software and the comprehensive display software, the tracking and data relay satellite is under surveillance for 24 hours uninterrupted. The emergency response time has been reduced by 28 minutes.
Source: China Review News, February 11, 2013