China leads charge in new space race

In my September 3, 2020 Washington Times op-ed, I assess how nationalism empowers a country to seek space exploration while globalism discourages countries to achieve greatness in space.

China Races America to Colonize the Moon’s South Pole

Earlier this year, the Chinese made an announcement that they were moving up the timetable for their lunar program from 2036 to 2029. Dr. Jim Rice argues this is because they want to compete for valuable lunar real estate with America’s reinvigorated lunar program.

China’s Space Dream is America’s Nightmare

The Chinese have a plan for global domination. Space plays a key role in their ambitions. Not only do they hope to become the seat of technological innovation and advancement, but Beijing also dreams of knocking the US from its dominant position in orbit by targeting US satellite constellations and by becoming the premiere power exploiting the natural resources of space.