A Long March-3B/Yuanzheng-1 rocket carrying two satellites for the BeiDou navigation satellite system blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan in July last year. Photo: Xinhua

Politics must be excluded from space exploration

A US ban on cooperation with China is a view not shared by the heads of the Chinese and American space administrations, the scientific community or even the White House

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A Long March-3B/Yuanzheng-1 rocket carrying two satellites for the BeiDou navigation satellite system blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan in July last year. Photo: Xinhua
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