Today marks the first anniversary of China’s Beidou Navigation Satellite System offering services to the public in Asia. A spokesman of the rival to GPS says the system has been performing well, and its service will expand in the future.
For more in-depth analysis, joining us in the studio is Mr Shen Jun, the chief scientist of Beidou Navigation Science and Technology Corporation, and Ms Tian Miao, an engineer from the international cooperation center of China Satellite Navigation office. Welcome.
Q1, Ms Tian, let me start with you. Can you tell us more about what is Beidou capable of at the moment?
Q2, Besides GPS, Beidou also faces competition from the EU’s Galileo network and Russian Glonass system. How is Beidou different from its alternatives?
Q3, In terms of international cooperation, what can be expected in the coming years?
Q4, As we heard earlier, Beidou is expected to offer global services in 2020. Please tell us more about that.