NASA Accuses Communist China of Planning to 'Take Over the Moon'
'We must be very concerned that China is landing on the moon'
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has warned that communist China is planning to take over the moon using its space program.
China has denied the claims.
Nelson told the German outlet Bild:
“We must be very concerned that China is landing on the moon and saying: It’s ours now and you stay out.”
Nelson added that the purpose of China’s space program “is a military space program,” and its accomplishments are built on technology theft.
The Chinese regime has denied Nelson’s allegations.
“This is not the first time that the NASA administrator has lashed out at China in disregard of facts,” said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.
“China always advocates the peaceful use of outer space, opposes the weaponization of and arms race in outer space,” he added.
But experts told the Chinese The Epoch Times that the theft of space technology is common by the Chinese Communist Party.
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They added that the space program itself is part of the Strategic Support Force of the military.
Nelson warned about the space race with China in a Congress hearing on May 17.
He also warned about China’s aggression in outer space and the cyber security risks posed by technology theft.
He said, “They are pretty good at stealing.”
Yue Changzhi is an electronics engineer retired from the No. 2 Institute of the Ministry of Aerospace Industry of China.
She said she has no doubt that Beijing advanced its aerospace technology by relying on stealing.
She said that the thefts started in the 1960s when she was hired at the ministry. Her task was in the development of missiles and anti-missile systems in the electronic department.
“It was the early time when the Ministry of Aerospace Industry was just established," he added.
"Plagiarism has been its approach, that is, to make a copy of things invented by others with a slight change in appearance,” Yue said.
Nelson issued a statement on May 19, 2021 after China released the first photos from the Zhurong Mars rover.
“Congratulations to the China National Space Administration on receiving the first images from the Zhurong Mars rover!” Nelson said.
Nelson warned that it is “incumbent upon us to take cyber security very very seriously … with regard to the government but the private sector as well.”
“Well, what do you think is happening on the Chinese space station? They learn there how to destroy other people’s satellites,” reported Bild.
Commentator Wang He pointed out that the Chinese aerospace program was built in affiliation with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).