14 November 2018
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on 14 November the international community should strengthen cooperation in outer space on the basis of equality, mutual benefit, and inclusiveness. He made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) in Beijing. "China has consistently advocated the rational exploitation and utilization of space resources, space environment protection, and hopes the space industry could bring more benefits to mankind," he stressed.
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10 November 2018
China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) announced a customized new system of small communication satellites for overseas users, on the sidelines of Airshow China 2018 held from November 6 to 11 in Zhuhai City. The system is based on the DFH-4F SMALL GEO Platform, which enables high-speed Internet services for overseas users in remote areas. This is the first time that China will launch small communication satellites for commercial use, which have an operation life of 15 years, roughly the same as other medium or large-sized communication satellites. However, it's more cost-efficient than large ones, and takes a shorter time to develop.
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14 November 2018
The 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition which ended on 11 November, showcased the country's achievements in aerospace and national defense equipment that have been made during four decades of reform and opening-up - especially since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China held in 2012.
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11 November 2018
The 13th meeting of International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) closed on 9 November in Xi'an City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, adopting a joint declaration to develop global satellite systems together. During the conference, more than 400 representatives from 16 countries and regions exchanged ideas on more than 20 topics on the development of global navigation satellite system (GNSS). A joint declaration was finally issued to develop GNSS together, involving the world's four major satellite navigation systems: China's Beidou, U.S.'s GPS, Russia's GLONASS and EU's Galileo, as well as two regional satellite navigation systems of Japan and India. Major suppliers will further strengthen technological innovation, transparency of services, as well as cooperation and exchanges, in an effort to better serve humanity.
Ran Chengqi, Director of China Satellite Navigation Office, the last launch of a Beidou satellite in 2018 is planned for 19 November, marking the basic completion of the Beidou 3 system.
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14 November 2018
An extension quantum communication landline connecting East China's Anhui Province and Central China's Hubei Province was put into service on 13 November, marking a significant milestone in China's quantum infrastructure construction that scientists say makes China the new leader in quantum communication. China's quantum communication ground network is connected to the world's first quantum satellite "Micius". 
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08 November 2018
The 2nd forum on BeiDou cooperation between China and Arab countries will be held in the first half of 2019 in Tunisia, sources at the 13th Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) said. Ma Jiaqing, Deputy Director of the China Satellite Navigation Office, said the country's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) will provide services to countries and regions involved in the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative by the end of 2018. By around 2020, BDS will have gone global.
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