Release | Xi Thinks the Sky’s the Limit: Star Wars with ‘Chinese Characteristics’
For Immediate Release
April 27, 2023
Hamilton Strategies, [email protected],
Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105,
or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102
Xi Thinks the Sky’s the Limit:
Star Wars with ‘Chinese Characteristics’
Beijing Prepares for Hegemony in the High Frontier
WASHINGTON—America’s bid to return human beings to the moon was just set back by the catastrophic loss during launch of the spacecraft Elon Musk’s SpaceX built for the purpose. Worse yet, it appears increasingly possible that, by the time we’re ready to go back there, the Chinese Communist Party will have declared the place off limits – and be able to enforce it.
The Chinese Communists recently announced they are planning moon missions that will attempt to turn lunar dirt into bricks with which structures can be efficiently and inexpensively built. Inevitably, such structures will include fortifications from which claims of sovereignty like those Beijing has made following its seizure and weaponization of atolls in the South China Sea can be asserted and enforced.
Chinese panoramic mapping of Mars and growing capabilities to neutralize others’ satellites offer further indications of the scope of what is, at best, Beijing’s inherently “dual-use” space program. At worst, it is a fully militarized one with some civilian applications. The asymmetries between NASA’s assiduously peaceful scientific program and the capabilities the CCP is bringing to bear could hardly be more stark – or ominous.
The next Committee on the Present Danger: China (CPDC) webinar, “Xi Thinks the Sky’s the Limit: Star Wars with ‘Chinese Characteristics’,” will address the unfolding Chinese Communist space program and the prospects that it will assure Xi Jinping the dominance of the High Frontier to which he clearly aspires, to our mortal peril. The webinar will take place at a special time today from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. ET.
WHAT: A CPDC Webinar | Xi Thinks the Sky’s the Limit: Star Wars with ‘Chinese Characteristics’
WHEN: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 27, 2023
Frank Gaffney, Founder and Executive Chairman, Center for Security Policy; Vice Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger: China
Richard Fisher, Senior Fellow for Asia, International Assessment and Strategy Center; and author, “China’s Military Modernization: Building for Global and Regional Reach”
• Topic: “The CCP’s Agenda for Dominating the Earth-Moon System and Beyond: The Growing Threat”
Brigadier General Robert Spalding, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), former Chief China Strategist for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; former Senior Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council; and author, “Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept” and “War Without Rules: China’s Playbook for Global Domination”
• Topic: “The Strategic Implications of a Chinese Lunar ’No-Go Zone’ and Beijing Otherwise Controlling the High Frontier”
Lieutenant General Stephen Kwast, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Former Commander, Air Education and Training Command; former Commander and President, Air University; and combat command pilot
• Topic: “Houston, We Have a Problem – What Must America Do Now to Secure Its Vital Space Interests?”
HOW: Register at PresentDangerChina.org
To interview representatives of the Committee on the Present Danger: China, contact [email protected], Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102._______
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