Anti-Satellite Weapon

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Air pollution [from the airport] is unlikely to be reduced without a great technology breakthrough in aircraft engines

Choi Ka-man, of Friends of the Earth, calls for action to improve Tung Chung's air quality

Monday, 29 August, 2011, 12:00am

West suspects Beijing has developed space-age arms, despite Hu's denials

As President Hu Jintao met international air force delegations last week and attempted to ease growing concerns over perceived Chinese ambitions to weaponise space, Western security experts were poring over a satellite image that purportedly shows a new anti-satellite laser weapon site in Xinjiang .

10 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Space weapons scientists honoured

Satellite zappers' award 'shows confident China'

The scientists behind the until-now secret military technology that two years ago helped a Chinese missile destroy a satellite in space were publicly honoured yesterday - a sign, some experts said, that China was becoming more open and assertive.

10 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

World's powers should keep space missile-free

Space has remained largely arms-free, thanks partly to the Outer Space Treaty banning nuclear or mass-destruction weapons in orbit, and partly to a long pause in anti-satellite missile tests. This is the way it should be. But the position has been disturbed, first by China and now the United States, with missile strikes on defunct satellites.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Unease over China's space aims

China and the US should exchange views on the strategic intentions of each other's military space projects, a US-based China analyst has told Congress. 'We must do so because we know so little about China's intentions,' said Eric Hagt, director of the China programme at the Washington-based World Security institute.

2 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Unease over China's space aims

China and the US should exchange views on the strategic intentions of each other's military space projects, a US-based China analyst has told Congress. 'We must do so because we know so little about China's intentions,' said Eric Hagt, director of the China programme at the Washington-based World Security institute.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

US defence secretary troubled by missile test

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Threats in a clear blue sky

There is a thriving little industry in the US that produces magazine articles with titles such as 'The Coming War with China' and 'How We Will Fight China?', plus the occasional full-length book, complete with a fictionalised scenario for a US-Chinese war.

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Keep space clear of weapons - and junk

If critics such as the United States can make an undeniable point against China for firing a missile into space to destroy one of its old weather satellites, it is because hundreds of fragments at least 10cm wide, and many more smaller pieces created by the impact, will pose a threat to other satellites for years or even decades.

20 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

ASAT earnings up by 89.5pc

QPL Holdings International has announced its 50 per cent-owned ASAT has recorded a 89.5 per cent year-on-year increase in earnings for the second quarter to October 31. Net income was US$8.1 million, up from $4.3 million.

20 Dec 1999 - 12:00am