China ‘Shocked’ at U.S. Cold Shoulder in Space Reuters

The Chinese, who launched their first astronaut into space last year, are “shocked” the United States has not welcomed them into the tight-knit community of space-faring nations, a leading U.S. expert said on Tuesday. Joan Johnson-Freese, who chairs the National Security Decision Making Department at the U.S. Naval War College, said one space official she met on a recent trip to China was in tears as he pleaded for U.S. recognition and cooperation.