China tightens rules for its private space companies

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China has released new rules governing the work of that country’s private space companies, tightening its control over them.

[The rules] require companies to obtain official permission before carrying out rocket research and development as well as production, according to a notice published on the web site of the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense on Monday.

The new rules also require a confidentiality system to be established among commercial rocket companies and asks them to follow state export control regulations when in doubt about whether they can provide overseas services and products.

These rules really only codify the control the government has always had over Chinese private companies.



  • Cotour

    As China tightens their grip on everything that they see themselves the owners of this becomes their future.

    They will have to kill many millions of their own to gain full control and like the Democrats in America, anything is acceptable up to and including murder in the pursuit of power.

    Tightening their control over technology is but one segment of the coming issues with China. Its not going to be pretty.

  • pzatchok

    It doesn’t look that much different than US regulations.

    Amateurs have to inform the federal government (FAA) when making extreme launches.
    We have to follow ITAR regulations about any exports.
    If we plan on doing anything commercial we have to pass safety regulations and gain permission for flights.

    I just don’t like the “investors” in the Chinese companies.

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