09 May 2021
China Satellite Network Group, founded in April with a ceremony attended by Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng, is tasked with launching low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites into space, beaming internet services to anywhere on the planet. The newcomer reports to the Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, which controls the Chinese government’s stakes in state-owned companies.
The company has no official website at the moment, and the government has yet to release any information about the firm’s organisational structure - except that Zhang Dongchen, former general manager at state-owned China Electronics Corporation, was appointed to oversee its establishment.