China's Space Odyssey: What the Antisatellite Test Reveals About Decision-Making in Beijing

Authors: Bates Gill, and Martin Kleiber
May/June 2007
Foreign Affairs


China's recent antisatellite test, which the military conducted while leaving civilian authorities mostly in the dark, raises a disturbing question: Will Beijing's stovepiped bureaucracies prevent China from becoming a reliable global partner?

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