U.S. media said the Chinese occupation of the moon is not a fantasy should be stopped immediately
the Moon the surface of silence, desolate
U.S. “Foreign Policy” article July/August, the original question: red moon rising
“I raise my eyes to the moon, looking down and think of home “is one of Li Bai’s most famous poem. Today, his descendants may be looking at the moon carries more ambitious aspirations. If the fuse of the US-China conflict in the 21st century is neither the resource-rich South China Sea islands, Africa and Taiwan Hailei district, but beyond some of the — 200,000 miles from Earth?
U.S. control of the moon did not really on the radar screen: from the United States last man on the moon 40 years ago, Obama canceled a new mission to the moon to build a permanent base on the moon the proposal of a mockery. But China does not shy away from their space ambitions, announced that manned lunar landing in 2020, the aerospace sector is also publicly proposed to build a base in the moon. Beijing may seek outside the territorial sovereignty of the Earth.
The idea was not talking nonsense. During the Cold War, the Outer Space Treaty is to prevent the moon or other planets claim of sovereignty arising. Nevertheless, if Washington thought a piece of paper can stop China, is tantamount to self-deception. If China tried to seize the territory of the moon, which will change the international security game. Earth’s orbit outside the new range of competition will dramatically change the country’s political game, just like the original by the satellite launch caused the Soviet Union and the United States lunar landing contest.
course, these are speculation. The idea of ??the occupation of the moon, the senior Chinese never openly talked about. But even seemingly science fiction, but also need to seriously consider this possibility, because the consequences are too great. Beijing once a decision is bound to inspire other countries to obtain their own outer space territory. This will open since the 19th century never reproduce the colonial period. Territorial expansion will exacerbate the Washington Beijing anxiety.
One might ask, why should we open up the moon? In fact, China’s lunar program is not only reasonable but also very high: the moon’s territorial sovereignty is proof that among the big powers; rich natural resources on the moon in Beijing, a major motivation; view of the situation of China’s land, once the other Asian countries Baotuan strong words with the Chinese, the lunar base will highlight military value. Although at present to see the Moon announced that sovereignty is still lack of legal basis, the international law obstacle is negligible. China to exit the Outer Space Treaty, to colonize the moon in some areas, announced that its unclaimed land, and then announced that the country’s sovereignty.
for most people, the moon seems distant and intimidating. Think of the 18th and 19th century Russia and Britain announced sovereignty, Alaska and Australia also distant and terrible. Russia later Alaska in exchange for cash and good relations with the United States and Australia were the United Kingdom to develop into a powerful ally. So, do not disdain the Chinese lunar colony is pure fantasy. If we do not take measures to prevent Perhaps in the future when one day our children look up to the night sky will really see a rising red moon. ▲ (John Sickmann, Han Yi River)
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