A Long March-5 Y2 rocket takes off from the Wenchang launch centre in southern China’s Hainan province. Beijing has denied it is planning to set up a space tracking station in Vanuatu. Photo: Reuters

China’s mystery ‘military base’ in Vanuatu could be a space tracking station

Beijing and South Pacific island nation deny claims they are discussing plan to build a naval base, but experts point out location is ideal for lunar rocket tests

Topic |   China military

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A Long March-5 Y2 rocket takes off from the Wenchang launch centre in southern China’s Hainan province. Beijing has denied it is planning to set up a space tracking station in Vanuatu. Photo: Reuters
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