"But that's way ahead," said Bond, the Jane's editor. "A lot of it would be prestige, the fact that every time we went out and looked at the moon in the night sky we would say the Chinese flag is on there."
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Bond said Europe seems "more open" to collaborating with China in space and "I think that's to their mutual benefit."
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