Wednesday, January 30, 2008
China: We Don't Want An Arms Race in Space
Put this one in the category of good ideas, disingenuous sources. According to Xinhua, the Chinese government's official news agency, Chinese officials will "actively push" for a treaty barring space-based arms this week.
The United Nations-sponsored Conference on Disarmament is being held in Geneva this week. Hence the announcement by Wang Qun, leader of the Chinese delegation, Xinhua reports. This isn't new territory for China. Both it and Russia have been pushing for international talks on barring space-based arms since the beginning of the decade. Many other nations have been amenable, but the United States has consistently put the kibosh on any such idea.