China opposes arms race in outer space: white paper
Updated: 2011-03-31 12:35
BEIJING -- The Chinese government advocates the peaceful use of outer space, and opposes any weaponization of outer space and any arms race in outer space, says a white paper on the country's national defense.
According to the document, in February 2008, China and Russia jointly submitted to the Conference on Disarmament (CD) a draft Treaty on the Prevention of the Placement of Weapons in Outer Space and the Threat or Use of Force against Outer Space Objects (PPWT).
In August 2009, China and Russia jointly submitted their working paper responding to the questions and comments raised by the CD members on the draft treaty.
China is looking forward to starting negotiations on the draft treaty at the earliest possible date, in order to conclude a new outer space treaty, says the white paper.
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