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China Plans To Take Over The Moon: NASA Administrator

 China Plans To Take Over The Moon: NASA Administrator

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has warned that China is using its space programme to take over the moon, a claim the Chinese regime denies. “We must be very concerned that China is landing on the moon and saying: It’s ours now and you stay out,” Nelson told German outlet Bild. The purpose of China’s space programme, Nelson said, “is a military space programme,” and its accomplishments are built on technology theft. He was speaking at a Congressional hearing. In particular, he warned about China’s aggression in outer space and the cyber security risks posed by technology theft. He said: “They are pretty good at stealing.” Yue Changzhi, an electronics engineer who retired from the No. 2 Institute of the Ministry of Aerospace Industry of China, told The Epoch Times that she has no doubt Beijing advanced its aerospace technology by relying on stealing. She said that the thefts started in the 1960s when she was hired at the ministry. Her task was in the development of missiles and anti-missile systems in the electronic department. “It was the early time when the Ministry of Aerospace Industry was just established. Plagiarism has been its approach, that is, to make a copy of things invented by others with a slight change in appearance,” Yue said. When asked what military purposes China could pursue in space, Nelson bluntly answered: “Well, what do you think is happening on the Chinese space station? They learn there how to destroy other people’s satellites,” reported Bild.


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