China: June 2019 Archives

US Official: US, China Plan to Meet on Civil Space in Autumn, Voice of America

"Kevin O'Connell, director of the Office of Space Commerce at the U.S. Commerce Department, said U.S. companies were voicing growing concern about artificial pricing offered by Chinese competitors and the forced transfer of intellectual property. He said the U.S. government was "greatly worried" about such reports, and what appeared to be Beijing's different understanding of what constituted a "commercial" market."

U.S., China plan to meet on civil space in autumn: U.S. official, Reuters

"U.S. and Chinese officials will meet in the United States this fall for bilateral talks about civil space, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, amid growing concerns about China's behavior in the rapidly expanding commercial space market. The meeting, which will likely happen in Washington, is not pegged to progress in this week's meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a G20 meeting in Osaka, Japan, the official said. "It's completely separate. We have reason to talk to China about being a responsible actor in outer space, regardless almost of anything that happens," David Turner, deputy director of the State Department Office of Space and Advanced Technology, told Reuters. Relations between Washington and Beijing have worsened since talks collapsed in May, when the United States accused China of reneging on pledges to reform its economy. That conflict could eventually spill over to the commercial space economy, but for now, Washington was keen to remain engaged on space matters with China, officials said."


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