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A senior Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker is calling for closer monitoring of Chinese military activities using satellite technology in conjunction with the United States.

“The biggest problem with China is that its military policy is extremely unclear,” Katsuyuki Kawai told a symposium on space policy Tuesday in Washington.

“Countries surrounding China can’t clearly see from outside what is happening (in it) and what they are going to do,” said Kawai, a former chairman of the Lower House Foreign Affairs Committee and co-author of a book on national space policy.

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