Posted 1115 am CST, April 5, 2014
Chinese Television has reported detecting pulse signals similar in frequency to that of black boxes. It also reported that China's search ship has photographed objects floating on the search area where the pulse was received.
More than twelve hours after Chinese newspaper reported that it received pulse signals at the search area on the same frequency of black boxes, Australia responded that it is not confirming that the pulse is coming from MH370. The communication also stated that it is considering "deployment of assets", but need more direct information from China.
China's newspaper reported the discovery, although Australia, the leader of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared four weeks ago with 239 people on board, is not confirming that the pulse signals and the objects photographed by Chinese ships were actually from the Malaysian Airlines flight.
China is helping the search for MH370, and Australia is the leader of the search, as requested by the government of Malaysia. China's communication, however, does not go directly to the leader, Australia. China's communication is directly reported to the Chinese authorities in Beijing, and the government decides what communication to disseminate - or not. The information is then communicated to Malaysian authorities, who then communicates to Australia. The report was also published in a Chinese newspaper, and reports have reached the Australian authorities.
Australia's First Communication
Australia's first official communication acknowledged that they received reports, but not confirming that they came from MH370, and is ready to deploy assets but needs more information about China's reports.
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