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Beijing [China]April 19 (ANI / Sputnik): China hopes the United States remains committed to its promises. military actions in outer space, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wang Wenbin on Tuesday.
On Monday, US Vice President Kamala Harris announced the decision to ban the country’s anti-satellite weapons test as “destructive”.
“We hope that the American side will really take on the responsibilities of a great power, revise a number of its own negative actions in outer space, stop the hypocritical practice of expanding its military superiority under the pretext of arms control, and stop blocking the process. coordination of legal documents on weapons control in space, “Wang said.
He added that the United States is the first country in the world to test anti-satellite weapons and has conducted the largest number of such tests.
The diplomat stressed that China has always advocated for peaceful use of outer space, noting that in 2008 China and Russia jointly submitted a draft treaty to the Conference on Disarmament, which explicitly prohibits the deployment of weapons in space.
The Biden administration’s decision to impose a ban is allegedly due in part to Russia’s successful anti-satellite weapons system test in November 2021, when Moscow destroyed its old spacecraft Celina-D.
Moscow said the test was not aimed at anyone and was conducted in accordance with international law, including the 1967 Treaty on Outer Space. It also said due to the location of the satellite, the waste poses no threat to other spacecraft, including the International Space Station. (ANI / Sputnik)