China’s Quest to Become a Space Power Runs Through Silk Road City

China's quest to become a space power runs through Silk Road city
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Chinese automaker Geely has turned its eyes to a new frontier: space. (Photo courtesy of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group) BEIJING — Once a prosperous oasis city on the Silk Road, Korla in China’s westernmost region of Xinjiang last month became home to what looks like a huge white golf ball floating on its horizon. The structure was built by GeeSpace, a subsidiary of China’s top privately owned automaker, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. Its mission: to receive signals from and remotely control satellites in orbit. “We need to turn our eyes to the vast universe at the same time even […]

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