China disappointed as U.S. retains satellite export controls: MOC
BEIJING, Jan 05, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
China has expressed concern after
the United States retained control over the exports of satellites
and related items to China, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said
Although the U.S. has loosened its restrictions on satellite
exports, China remains restricted according to a newly-passed
National Defense Authorization Act of the 2013 fiscal year, MOC's
spokesman Shen Danyang said.
He noted the U.S. has not fulfilled its promise to benefit
China in its reform of the export control system and boost exports
of high-tech equipment to China.
The U.S. rolled out measures to hinder satellite cooperation
for civil purposes between the two countries. China is deeply
disappointed and dissatisfied with this action, Shen said.
China urged the U.S. to meet its commitment and stop acting in
a discriminatory manner by softening the control in real terms,
which will help bilateral trade and is in line with the two
parties' common interests, he added.
U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Act on Thursday, with
certain provisions in the bill relaxing export restrictions but
banning the exporting, re-exporting or transferring of satellites
to China, as well as the launching of US satellites in Chinese
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