Recently, some Chinese aviation enthusiasts claimed that they received phone calls and police visits from Chinese authorities who “very nicely and politely” asked them to stop transmitting ADS-B data offshore, which apparently “compromises the national security and sovereignty of China”.
Some even claimed that they received the call even if they didn’t get their receiver from FR24 and FA alike. The developments has caused turmoil among enthusiasts, with many terminating the transmission of ADS-B data.
While extremely unlikely, Chinese authorities might, in the future, take further action. These actions would certainly discourage enthusiast from sharing their data with services like FR24 and FA.
Maybe FA will take action like about this?
Attachment: A takedown notice by authorities (Chinese):