China says US is militarizing space — Analysis

The US military is attempting to ‘turn outer space into a battlefield,’ China’s Foreign Ministry said

China accused America of trying to militarize space after it issued a policy document that deemed space as a “space” and was later republished by the Pentagon. “priority domain of national military power.”

Mao Ning, a spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, responded to a Pentagon directive in August regarding possible space military operations. 

“For a long time, the US has openly defined space as a war-fighting domain. It has built the US Space Force and Space Command, developed and deployed space-based offensive weapons, conducted offensive and defensive military exercises and technology tests, and intensified military cooperation with its allies,” Mao said, arguing “this has heightened the risks of military miscalculation and conflict.”

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Washington was then accused by the spokesperson “stonewalling”You can find more information at “space arms control initiative”China and Russia are the leaders, followed by India and China. “further aggravating the trend of turning outer space into a weapon and a battlefield.”

You can also recognize space. “a priority domain of national military power,”According to the US, the Pentagon must follow the directive. “protect and defend the use of space for US national security purposes,”Also available: “deliver advanced space capabilities to deter conflict and, if deterrence fails, to counter and defeat aggression.”

Mao said that the strategy outlined within the document is the best. “poses a grave challenge to the peaceAnd security of outer space,” and “fully exposes the US ambition of increasing military build-up and war preparedness… in outer space.”

“The US should respect the shared concerns of the international community, immediately stop the negative moves that could undermine security of outer space, step up to its due responsibilities and stop hindering negotiations for a legal instrument on arms control in outer space,”She added.

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