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China tycoon announces plans for satellite communication network

By Agence France-Presse ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-10-28 07:56:30

A mysterious Chinese tycoon who plans to dig a second, $40 billion canal linking the Caribbean and the Pacific is spreading his reach into space with ambitions for a network of satellites, reports said Monday.

Wang Jing, who won a 50-year concession to build and operate a canal in Nicaragua last year, announced that one of his companies launched a test orbiter last month.

The move made Xinwei Telecom Enterprise Group the first private firm to invest in China's space industry, which is mostly military-run, Beijing News said.

China tycoon announces plans for satellite communication network

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