Michael Richardson

For Michael Richardson's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Feb 28, 2013

High stakes in cyberspace

As China catches up with the West in technology and relies increasingly on cyberspace for business and security, it may seek a cyberspace detente.

/ Jan 17, 2013

China sets sights on an 'outer space trump card'

When China destroyed one of its own satellites in space six years ago, it alarmed many other Asia-Pacific countries that have invested heavily in orbiting satellites for telecommunications, Earth observation and scientific research. China's action caused particular concern in the United States, Japan, Australia, India ...

/ Jan 10, 2013

China ups the ante in space

China recently opened its domestic satellite navigation network to commercial use across the Asia-Pacific region. The move underscored China's emergence as an independent space power challenging the primacy of the United States, Russia, Europe and Japan. The network offers a still-to-be-proven alternative in the region to ...