South Tarawa in Kiribati was home to a Chinese space tracking station until 2003. Photo: AFP South Tarawa in Kiribati was home to a Chinese space tracking station until 2003. Photo: AFP
South Tarawa in Kiribati was home to a Chinese space tracking station until 2003. Photo: AFP
Space

Could ties with Kiribati be a boost to China’s space ambitions?

  • When the island nation switched recognition to Taipei in 2003, Beijing packed up its first overseas tracking station on South Tarawa

Topic |   Space
South Tarawa in Kiribati was home to a Chinese space tracking station until 2003. Photo: AFP South Tarawa in Kiribati was home to a Chinese space tracking station until 2003. Photo: AFP
South Tarawa in Kiribati was home to a Chinese space tracking station until 2003. Photo: AFP
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