using equipment from Huawei, the world’s biggest maker of telecommunications equipment, over security concerns.
The United States has made it clear that any country that uses Huawei will find its opportunities to work with Was
hington limited. In a speech in Munich on Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence described the company as a “threat.”
”Chinese law requires them to provide Beijing’s vast security apparatus with access to any data that touches their networks or equipment,” Pence said.
The RUSI report reached a similar conclusion, saying that although Huawei may be a pri
vate company, China’s national security laws required cooperation with authorities when requested.
”Huawei’s Chinese staff have no choice but to accede to requests from Chinese government departments,” the report said.
The Chinese government has denied it would demand access to Huawei’s technology for spying, and the company has said it would refuse such a request.
After the successful landing of the Chang’e-4 lunar probe on the far side of the moon on Jan 3, Ch
ina is planning to launch Chang’e-5, a more advanced lunar probe, later this year to collect samples from the moon.
The Chang’e-4 mission, the first such mission in history, was an important m
ilestone in the lunar exploration program of not only China but also the wo
rld. About 50 years ago, the United States’ Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the moon, marking a critical step in spa
ce exploration. But no human has landed on the moon after 1972. Since Apollo 11, according to the US, effectively en
ded its space race with the Soviet Union, the Americans abandoned all ambitions to further explore space.
“Project Apollo” did not prompt other countries to join the space race because no country ot
her than the US and the Soviet Union could afford the huge costs. Even the US found it extremely difficult to s
ustain the project. For example, the cost of launching the Saturn V rocket, the carrier of Apollo 11 in 1969, was nearly $40
0 million, almost equal to the total budget of the US National Science Foundation that year.
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