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dc.contributor.advisorMoltz, James Clay
dc.contributor.authorChambers, Rob W.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:43:28Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:43:28Z
dc.date.issued2009-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4894
dc.description.abstractWhen China launched an anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon in January 2007 to destroy one of its aging weather satellites, most reactions from academics and U.S. space experts focused on a potential military "space race" between the United States and China. Overlooked, however, is China's growing role as global competitor on the non-military side of space. China's space program goes far beyond military counterspace applications and manifests manned space aspirations, including lunar exploration. Its pursuit of both commercial and scientific international space ventures constitutes a small, yet growing, percentage of the global space launch and related satellite service industry. It also highlights China's willingness to cooperate with nations far away from Asia for political and strategic purposes. These partnerships may constitute a challenge to the United States and enhance China's "soft power" among key American allies and even in some regions traditionally dominated by U.S. influence (e.g., Latin America and Africa). Thus, an appropriate U.S. response may not lie in a "hard power" counterspace effort but instead in a revival of U.S. space outreach of the past, as well as implementation of more business-friendly export control policies.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/chinasspaceprogr109454894
dc.format.extentxiv, 125 p. : col. ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshSatellitesen_US
dc.subject.lcshInternational relationsen_US
dc.titleChina's space program a new tool for PRC "soft power" in international relations?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMiller, Alice
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Air Force (USAF) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc319058534
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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