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Beijing: NASA chief smeared China

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Monday that United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Bill Nelson "disregarded the facts and smeared China" as he reportedly claimed earlier that Bejing runs a "military" space program.

The US space program has a "dark history" and has provoked arms races in space, while simultaneously putting up "obstacles in space cooperation," Zhao told Chinese media.

On the other hand, according to the Chinese official, Beijing is against the weaponization of space and is exploring space for economic, scientific, technological, and security reasons.

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