China Mulls Space Force In Most Sweeping Military
|Chinese Astronauts servicing the Shenzou Spacecraft. Image China's Space Agency|
FROM THE THE ASAHI SHIMBUN:
"BEIJING--China may set up what it calls a "celestial military" to boost its
capabilities in strategic space warfare, sources said Sept. 8.
The space troopers are included in plans to structurally reform the People's
Liberation Army to rival the U.S. armed forces.
The sweeping PLA reboot will be the most significant since the founding of
modern China in 1949 and the aim this time round is quality rather than quantity ..."
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