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The contest for leadership in East Asia : Japanese and Chinese approaches to outer space

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Title: The contest for leadership in East Asia : Japanese and Chinese approaches to outer space
Authors: Suzuki, Kazuto Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Issue Date: May-2013
Publisher: Elsevier Sci Ltd
Journal Title: Space Policy
Volume: 29
Issue: 2
Start Page: 99
End Page: 106
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.spacepol.2013.03.006
Abstract: Japan and China, as two advanced spacefaring nations in Asia-Pacific region, are often referred to as rivals in space. China's successful manned space launch program in 2003 and ASAT test in 2007 were considered as turning points which potentially introduces a "space race in Asia". This article argues that there are three defining arenas in a space race: competition for prestige or soft power, competition over military capability or hard power, and competition of international services or public goods. It analyzes the objectives, norms and logics of space policy in Japan and China, and argues that these two countries have quite different thinking over what to do in space, explaining that they are playing different games in the first two arenas. However, Japan and China are competing for leadership and influence over the region. APRSAF and APSCO, two similar regional space organizations, are the vehicles for this competition. It concludes that there is a space race only in the third arena as a competition for leadership in Asia. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Type: article (author version)
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