U.S. keeps eye on China's space activities for potential risks

China's Long March-5B Y4 carrier rocket carrying the space lab module Mengtian, blasts off from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in south China's Hainan Province, on Oct. 31, 2022. (Yang Guanyu / Xinhua via AP) China's Long March-5B Y4 carrier rocket carrying the space lab module Mengtian, blasts off from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in south China's Hainan Province, on Oct. 31, 2022. (Yang Guanyu / Xinhua via AP)

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