All countries, regardless of size or development, can participate, ” said Shi Zhongzhun, China’s ambassador to the United Nations.
This initiative puts the US and Russia in a vulnerable position, after 60 years of domination in space.
It is expected that the Chinese near-Earth station will start operating in 2022, and in 2025 the term of operation of the International Space Station expires. According to Chinese officials, China will help developing countries interested in space technologies.
NASA has no right to work directly with Chinese counterparts – American laws prohibit this in order to avoid the transfer of important technology to the Chinese. Some in NASA are trying to change this, but so far the Congress stands on its own.
Before Trump is the task of cooperation in the field of space with potential geopolitical enemies – Russia and China.