China denounces US for calling space a ‘Warfighting Domain’

SpaceWar.com reports: “Last month, the US Space Force (USSF) launched a new intelligence center and US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines called space ‘a warfighting domain.’ The military branch was launched in 2019 as Washington began to fret it was losing its half-century of dominance in US orbit.

The Chinese government has denounced the United States’ militarization of space, calling on Washington to allow space to be a peaceful domain instead of seeking to control it exclusively.

‘Space is a global public sphere and a key factor in humanity’s security and wellbeing. Preventing space arms race is an important prerequisite for ensuring peace, tranquility and sustainable use of outer space,’ Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters on Tuesday.

‘The US is the main driver in turning outer space into a weapon and a battlefield. It has long pursued a strategy for dominance in space and openly defined outer space as a war-fighting domain,’ he said…”

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