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Chief Engineer: China's BeiDou Navigation System Sends Signals to Every Corner

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Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:07 GMT

With the completion of BeiDou-3 project in 2018, China's "BeiDou Satellite Navigation System" sends signals to every corner of the world, said Yang Changfeng, chief engineer of the navigation system.

On the necessity of putting up the BeiDou navigation system in addition to the GPS of the United States and Russia, Yang said: "I think any infrastructure cannot be built on the basis of others…. It is imperative for us Chinese to have our own core technology. We have the confidence in doing it and succeeding… ," Reuters reports. 

"Now, BeiDou has penetrated into every aspect of our production and daily life, widely applied in mass consumption, smart city building, communications, transport and public security." 

Chinese scientists have spent 18 years completing the building of BeiDou-1 and BeiDou-2. BeiDou-1 enabled China to have its own satellite navigation system following the United States and Russia and became one of four major satellite navigation systems in the world.