Tag Archives: China

Amazon’s Billion-Dollar Bet on Chinese Science Fiction

The Three Body Problem

People were surprised to hear that Amazon is willing to spend a billion dollars to secure the rights to a streaming adaptation of Cixin Liu’s The Three Body Problem. Yes, Amazon is willing and able to pay big dollars for television adaptations—they’re already working on a massive Lord of the Rings prequel series. But a billion dollars? For this series? It won a Hugo, but …

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China’s Surging Military Space Program – Space Quarterly Archives

A massive Chinese DFH-4 geostationary orbit communications satellite like that used by the Chinese military undergoes antenna dish tests

Continuing with our Summer Reading Series of articles or interviews that still have some relevance today, we present Craig Covault’s March 2013 article China’s Surging Military Space Program from Space Quarterly Magazine. Of note, China has completed eight launches to date this year with one failure and another satellite being placed in the incorrect orbit.  Two communications satellites, one of which is for a military use, were successfully placed …

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Opinion – Canada Must be Extremely Cautious in any Free Trade Deal with China

Canada in Space

Between April 24-28 of this year China and Canada met in Ottawa for the second exploratory discussions on a possible free trade agreement. If Canada moves forward with negotiating a free trade agreement it must ensure that Canada’s domestic space sector is adequately protected, unlike the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) agreement with the European Union.

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China Launches Shenzhou-8

China has launched the Shenzhou-8 which will attempt to rendezvous and dock with the Tiangong-1 space station module. This is China’s first attempt at a docking and rendezvous between its spacecraft.

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Canada as a Facilitator for US-China Space Relations

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) President Steve MacLean is in China to for exploratory meetings on future possible cooperation between the countries. Last week he visited the China National Space Administration (CNSA) where he met with CNSA Administrator Chen Qiufa. He also met Zheng Guoguang, Administrator of the China Meteorological Administration. After his visit to China MacLean will visit Russia to participate in the commemorative ceremony …

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