ReConnect China Policy Brief 4 assesses China’s Lunar exploration program in competition with the United States

A new Cold War-style race to the moon seems to be in the making. The People’s Republic of China and the United States are both investing in moon exploration with manned lunar scientific stations as the ultimate goal. The comparison with the 1960s has its limits, nonetheless, because this time the race is not only to tuch down the moon’s surface and return to Earth, but to promote a long-term scientific development on the moon and far beyond. This ReConnect China Policy Brief breaks down the state of play of the China-US race to the moon, and considers the strategic ambitions, technical requirements, and necessary diplomatic support for such a great aim. ReConnect China-Policy Brief_Racing to the moon