06 June 2014
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday met with his Egyptian counterpart Nabil Fahmy, who is here for the sixth ministerial conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF). [...] Fahmy thanked China for its support. He echoed Wang in saying the priority cooperation areas under Xi's "One Belt and One Road" proposal, including infrastructure, aerospace and satellites, and new energy, conform to Egypt's development plan. Egypt is ready to work with China to take the proposal as an opportunity to deepen their cooperation in all areas, he said.
05 June 2014
The Bolivian Space Agency (ABE) said Thursday that it has received a bidding from China to build an exploration satellite for the country, which would be Bolivia's second satellite. Bolivia's first communications satellite, made by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), was launched on Dec. 21 last year. ABE Director Ivan Zambrana told reporters that six transnational firms from China, Russia, France, England, Spain and the United States have formally expressed their interest in making an exploration satellite for Bolivia.
04 June 2014
The U.S. government needs to reexamine its space policy that blocks its space agency NASA from working on bilateral projects with China, a 286-page report mandated by U.S. Congress said Wednesday. "This policy, while driven by congressional sentiment, denies the U.S. partnership with a nation that will probably be capable of making truly significant contributions to international collaborative missions," said the report from the U.S. National Research Council (NRC). "It may be time to reexamine whether this policy serves the long-term interests of the United States," according to the report titled "Pathways to Exploration: Rationales and Approaches for a U. S. Program of Human Space Exploration."
02 June 2014
China and Arab nations will unveil a series of plans to upgrade relations at an upcoming ministerial meeting, according to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on Monday. [...] "China wants to reinforce cooperation with Arab states in both traditional sectors like energy, trade and infrastructure and emerging sectors like nuclear energy, space and new energy with a view to sharing development benefits and promoting common prosperity," he said.