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China to Tap Russian Expertise for Space Station – Nikkei

Beijing is in talks to team up with Moscow after Russia announced its withdrawal from the International Space Station


The Long March-2F carrier rocket
China's foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian. File photo: CNSphoto via Reuters.

 

China, which successfully launched a manned spacecraft in May, is likely to bank upon Russia’s expertise as it moves to get its space station in shape by the end of the year, Nikkei Asia reported.

Beijing is in talks to team up with Moscow after Russia announced its withdrawal from the International Space Station, which was overseen by Russia and the US and scheduled to operate till at least 2030, following tensions with the West over the invasion of Ukraine, the report said.

Read the full report: Nikkei Asia.

This article was updated on July 12.

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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.

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