06 January 2020
Beginning of January, Chinese President Xi Jinping met the President of the Pacific state of Kiribati, Taneti Maamau, in Beijing. After diplomatic relations were discontinued in 2003, China and Kiribati re-established them only last year. Until 2003, China had used the space tracking station on the island state. With the new chapter in the bilateral relationship, new ideas of mutual benefit are in the air - the reopening of the tracking station could be one of those, as Reuter reported.
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