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Cheney on China’s ASAT test

During his visit to Australia late last week, Vice President Dick Cheney briefly mentioned China’s ASAT test last month:

Last month’s anti-satellite test, and China’s continued fast-paced military buildup are less constructive and are not consistent with China’s stated goal of a “peaceful rise.” For our part, the United States and Australia have the same hopes for the future of China — that its people will enjoy greater freedom and prosperity; that its government will be a force for stability and peace in this region.

It’s not much, but it is on the first times, if not the first time, that the vice president specifically mentioned the ASAT test.

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