The sole international agreement on conduct in space is the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. Photo: Shutterstock
The sole international agreement on conduct in space is the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. Photo: Shutterstock

US calls space a wild west. China says policing it normalises warfare

  • There have been calls to establish rules governing behaviour in space, where there have been close encounters between rivals’ satellites
  • But China views American complaints as an avoidance of the real problem in space: its militarisation

Topic |   US-China relations
The sole international agreement on conduct in space is the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. Photo: Shutterstock
The sole international agreement on conduct in space is the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. Photo: Shutterstock
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