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March 1st, 2013
China’s Navigation System Set to Top the World

The Beidou network has 16 navigation satellites hovering over the Asia-Pacific region, but global coverage will be achieved when the network has more than 30 satellites. “By 2020, China will introduce a world-leading navigation system to more than 100 cities and 200 million users across the country,” Vice-Minister of Science and Technology Cao Jianlin said. Beidou has advantages, Cao said, over the three other global navigation systems – GPS of the United States, Europe’s Galileo and Russia’s Glonass – such as short-message communication. Read More