Peter J Brown, Journalist | February 10, 2009
Iran celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Republic by launching a satellite (Omid) into space. ++ While the world over criticized this move, China’s awkward silence has been stirring suspicion. ++ Let’s not forget that Iran participated in the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization and that the Chinese Great Wall Industry Corp has been punished by the US for selling Iran missile components. ++ Given Israel’s uneasiness over Omid, China should speak up to inform the world that Asian space projects are peaceful in their aims.