The Chinese Communist Party regains control of Space, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum to meet the American challenge

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This has been repeated enough by the country's authorities, China firmly intends to become, by 2049 and the centenary of the creation of the People's Republic of China, the first world power from an economic, technological and military point of view. This key objective for the Chinese Communist Party will demonstrate to the world that the announced victory of the Western democratic and liberal system against the Soviet Union at the end of the 80s had a short-term and not a structural dimension, as has often been interpreted since then.

Be that as it may, to achieve this, Beijing is piloting its industrial and economic development with an iron fist, on the one hand, and building, for twenty years now, an increasingly formidable military power that has become, in just a few years, the obsession with the strategies of the Pentagon and the entire Western sphere.

And if Chinese scientific and technological advances in recent years already had nothing to envy to those of their main American rival, it seems that the CCP now intends to take charge of the 3 critical areas of this competition, through a Ministry of Science and Technology completely reorganized and now under the control of the very powerful Central Commission of Science and Technology, under the direct control of the CCP.

If the Ministry supervises and supervises Chinese research in very many fields, the CCP, meanwhile, has defined three strategic areas that will be critical in the Sino-Chinese competition, whether economic, political or military, to ensure strict management in order to achieve the targeted objectives. The first of these areas is space, which has already been strongly supported and politically framed for many years.

This is why China is today the only country to have its own space station, the Tiangong, which constitutes for Chinese scientists a platform of choice for technological experimentation with a view to deploying permanent installations on the Moon.

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Launched almost 2 years ago, the Tiangong space station is today the only national space station in orbit

Thus, in recent years, the station has been equipped with an oxygen regenerator to recycle 100% of the station's oxygen, while the water capture and regeneration system makes it possible to recycle 95% of it, considerably reducing the logistical constraints to keep the station and its crew in orbit.

The objective here is to enable the establishment of permanent infrastructures on the Moon, capable of producing at least these two elements essential to life in an autonomous manner. China also has 250 mixed civilian and military observation satellites, capable of providing sustained coverage of an area, while the Beidou galaxy offers China its own geolocation system.

In addition to the military and space conquest aspects, the Chinese space program also includes an important planetary defense component, to intercept, destroy or deflect asteroids that are dangerous for the planet. This threat is obviously taken very seriously by Beijing, which experimented with a kinetic impactor capable of destroying an asteroid in 2025.

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