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Canada Expresses ‘Strong Concerns’ Over China’s Satellite Destruction

Posted by Author on January 21, 2007

Randy Boswell, CanWest News Service, Canada, January 20, 2007-

Canada has formally registered its “strong concerns” with China about its controversial test of a new “satellite-killer” missile technology, which the U.S., Britain, Japan and other countries have also publicly criticized.

“Canada has expressed its strong concerns to the Chinese authorities over the reported anti-satellite test and the possible negative effects,” a Foreign Affairs spokesman told CanWest News Service on Friday.

Government officials spent more than a day searching for the precise words to convey Canada’s response to China’s Jan. 11 firing of a ground-based missile to destroy one of its own obsolete weather satellites.

A U.S. National Security Council spokesman said Thursday that Canada and Australia had already joined Washington in condemning the Chinese test.

The missile shot is widely seen in the West as a worrisome development that could spark an arms race in space between China and the United States, which recently asserted its determination to counter any potential threat to American communication satellites.

Experts have also raised concerns that the obliterated satellite will litter space with thousands of pieces of debris that could affect the functioning of other countries’ telecommunication devices orbiting the Earth.

The controversy arises while two senior members of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet — Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Trade Minister David Emerson — are in China trying to build stronger business ties between Canada and the Asian economic superpower.

“The United States believes China’s development and testing of such weapons is inconsistent with the spirit of co-operation that both countries aspire to in the civil space area,” U.S. national security spokesman Gordon Johndroe told reporters in Washington on Thursday. “We and other countries have expressed our concern to the Chinese,” he added, naming Canada and Australia.

On Friday, Britain, Japan and other countries joined in an international chorus of criticism of China’s actions. ( more details from  CanWest News Service )

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