Beidou Satellite Network to Strengthen China's Military Capability


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The Chinese regime has started testing its new global positioning satellite network this week.

It's called Beidou. And it would give the People's Liberation Army more control over its military use of satellite technology.

Reuters cites Andrei Chang, a Hong Kong-based Chinese military analyst and editor of the Kanwa Asian Defense magazine. Chang says the new network would, "allow a big jump in the precision attack capability of the PLA."

On Wednesday, the Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman rejected concerns that the Beidou network is a military threat. He says it's intended for both civilian and military use.

If the tests are successful, the Chinese army will install more satellites. State run media says their goal is to have complete global coverage by the year 2020.