Western satellite companies optimistic about China’s challenge to U.S. export restrictions rocket
Data Figure: China’s” Long March V “high-thrust rocket model. The rocket carrying capacity of near-Earth orbit to reach 25 tons
newspaper Wen Yan special correspondent in the U.S. newspaper reporter Hu Jia
25 U.S. local time, 2009 World Satellite Conference was held in the U.S. capital Washington DC . “Global Times” reporter in the meeting that the current sluggish economic situation also makes satellite manufacturer in Europe and America is more looking forward to the Chinese market, have called on the Government to amend 1998, Obama introduced the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), expand China’s cooperation, but there are some companies disagreed. The national experts also said that the U.S. high-tech export restrictions currently do not see signs of loosening.
According to Agence France-Presse reported on the 25th, the European aerospace giant French company Arianespace CEO of Le Jia attended the world music day in the Assembly, said the satellite, France, has selected Eutelsat launch China satellite, that he was “shocked.” Earlier this month, Eutelsat and China reached an agreement with the Long March rocket launched the Eutelsat satellite. Le Jia Yue said, ITAR prohibit the import and export to specific countries and the production of defense-related goods and services, including China. He said that although the satellite Eutelsat no American-made parts of the statement is questionable, but the satellite has made the sensitive parts of Europe it is a fact, which is also ITAR contempt.
Agence France-Presse reported that, in fact, recently the U.S. House of Representatives Rohrabacher said at a Congressional hearing, “We need to remain vigilant, we should not fall into the advanced technology the hands of potentially hostile countries , we must absolutely ensure ITAR export regulations or other is not changed. “Rohrabacher also hinted that the U.S. government is necessary for the European satellite company to impose economic sanctions to force it to change its decision,” this is not as if the Obama administration, then The message is very clear that as China to transfer technology is a perfectly acceptable business model. “
but the” Global Times “reporter at the meeting found that more high European satellite company ITAR requirement for maintaining tube puzzled. Telesat Canada satellite, President and CEO 古勒德伯格 that the U.S. high-tech export restrictions, only limited U.S. satellite manufacturers, but also limits the production of parts with the United States, other countries using Chinese rockets to launch satellites, he said. : “I really do not understand, ITAR why can not be modified?” Beilai Ta, president of the European satellite communications company also said satellite and rocket dock, launch into space, then satellite separated from the rocket, time is very short, “How China in such a short time for the United States so-called technology? “White American Boeing Loew told the” Global Times “reporter,” Boeing’s satellite production only, but also to produce rocket, also provides launch, as a launch specialist, I know the national launch similar, no secret at all, the need to limit it? “
Intelsat CEO Mike Belgrade, said the world satellite companies currently suffer from the global financial crisis and the U.S. high-tech export restrictions of double effect, and the latter is more deadly. Mike Glade said, “The U.S. aerospace industry is currently subject to a double impact, first, the economic crisis, and second, export restrictions, the former may be short, while the latter is the long-term pain, we would like to cooperate with China, but can not be achieved.” ComDev CEO of Keating also told reporters that 12 years ago, the company’s partnership with China, and set up a joint venture, “Today, due to ITAR restrictions, the joint venture in name only.”
“Why are more and more countries and businesses want to come to China to launch a satellite? Because of China’s satellite launch low prices, technology is not worse than others.” Chinese director He Weiwen, American Economic Association, 26 in the “global time Daily “reporters, said the United States refused to export satellites to China on the grounds that the satellite can be dual-use. In addition, the United States do not allow other countries to buy their own satellite, rocket launchers with China that this is equivalent to helping China’s military technology. “In fact, this restriction on the business and Sino-US relations are at risk are the Cold War mentality.” He Weiwen, said the United States stressed that the satellite used for military purposes, but in fact most can be dual-use goods, such as the U.S. production of high-grade textile fabrics, high-quality steel, which can be used for military, is not it also should be limited to export?
He Weiwen, said that the U.S. high-tech products in reducing the restrictions, U.S. companies have common interests, the two sides should work together to promote the reduction of U.S. high-tech products export restrictions. “In 1997, the Consulate General in San Francisco when I Economic and Commercial Counsellor, it had visited the United States the world’s leading satellite manufacturer Loral, when Loral executives and staff are very warm, very much like to do business with China, but in 1999 Laura investigation by the United States company. “He Weiwen, said so many years, satellite manufacturers and other Western high-tech companies have been lobbying to require limited reduction of U.S. high-tech export restrictions, but this is still not see the loosening of restrictions signs. ▲
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