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China May ‘Need to Destroy’ Musk’s Starlink – SCMP

Ren Yuanzhen, a researcher with the Beijing Institute of Tracking and Telecommunications, urged China to develop anti-satellite capabilities

Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to enter Southeast Asia with satellite internet service launched in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar by next year.
A recent Starlink satellite launch by SpaceX. Its Falcon 9 rocket has been used for repeated satellite launches. Photo: SpaceX.


A Chinese military researcher says the country needs to develop the ability to at least disable – or even destroy – SpaceX’s Starlink satellite network if it proves to be a national security threat, the South China Morning Post reported.

Ren Yuanzhen, a researcher with the Beijing Institute of Tracking and Telecommunications Technology, urged China to develop anti-satellite capabilities, including a surveillance system to monitor every satellite belonging to Elon Musk’s space company.

Read the full report: South China Morning Post.





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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.


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