U.S. aims to establish regular dialogue on outer space with ChinaJuly 20, 2011 at 9:57 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
(Reuters) – The United States wants to open a regular dialogue with China on outer space in an effort to create “rules for the road” and reduce the risk of misunderstandings, a U.S. defense official said on Tuesday.
China is making major investments in space and, unlike in the United States, distinguishing between China’s civil and military space sectors is difficult because “the two are essentially one,” Gregory Schulte, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, said.
The United States recognizes that China is a “major space-faring country,” he said. [more]