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China calls for global cooperation on satellite navigation

China: State Councillor Liu Yandong has called for closer global cooperation regarding the use of satellite navigation systems.

Satellite navigation has touched on many aspects of economic activity, as well as the lives of ordinary people, Liu said while speaking at the opening ceremony of the seventh meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG).

“In the field of satellite navigation, an era of major exchange and cooperation has come,” Liu said, adding that it is the shared understanding and responsibility of the global community to deepen and expand cooperation between satellite navigation systems worldwide.

“In such cooperation, we should follow the principle of equality and mutual benefit, as well as ensure that exchanges and cooperation are multi-directional, multi-tiered and of high quality,” Liu said.

Liu said the Chinese government places high importance on the development of satellite navigation, as the country has developed a series of satellite navigation products with proprietary intellectual property rights.

China advocates international cooperation in the development of satellite navigation and stands ready to share achievements with other countries, formulate standards and promote the application of satellite navigation systems worldwide in order to provide an impetus for global economic growth, Liu said.

Source: China Daily