Wednesday, Nov 4th, 2009
China’s military has made dramatic progress in space over the past decade and the goals of its program remain unclear, a top American general said on Tuesday.
Citing Beijing’s advances in space, General Kevin Chilton, head of US Strategic Command, said it was crucial to cultivate US-China military relations to better understand China’s intentions.
“With regard to China’s capabilities, I think anyone who’s familiar with this business — and particularly our history in this business over the years — would have to be absolutely amazed at the advancement that China has made in such a short period of time, whether that be in their unmanned program or the manned program,” Chilton told reporters in a teleconference, referring to Beijing’s space program.
“They have rapidly advanced over the last ten years,” he said from Omaha, Nebraska.
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