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China Is Building a $9 Billion Rival to the American-Run GPS

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Chinese space-tracking ship Yuanwang-3

Chinese space-tracking ship Yuanwang-3 monitor the launch of a rocket carrying a Beidou satellite in Oct. 2018.

Credit: Imaginechina

China is taking its rivalry with the U.S. to the heavens, spending at least $9 billion to build a celestial navigation system and cut its dependence on the American-owned GPS amid heightening tensions between the two countries.

From Bloomberg News
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