China announced an important step towards increasing its power and independence:
China GPS rival Beidou starts offering navigation dataBBC – Dec 27, 2011
China’s satellite navigation system has become operational, according to an official.
Beidou now offered location, timing and navigation data to China and surrounding areas…China has been working on the system since 2000 to provide an alternative to the US government-run Global Positioning System (GPS)…
Beyond GPS, Russia operates the Glonass network. It recently launched a series of satellites to cover gaps in its system and reported earlier this month that it once again covered 100% of the Earth’s surface.
The EU is also developing its own system – Galileo. The first of its operational satellites entered orbit in October. The European Space Agency said the network should be completed in 2019.
Meanwhile, defence developer Lockheed Martin is working to upgrade the US’s system to GPS III.
The USA is getting more vulnerable to satellite disruption while the Europeans, Chinese, and Russians are each getting less vulnerable.
Some items of related interest may include:
Russia: Its Origins and Prophesied Future Where do the Russians come from? What about those in the Ukraine? What is prophesied for Russia and its allies? What will they do to the Europeans that supported the Beast in the end?
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach?
China, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 1: Genesis and Chinese Characters Where did the Chinese people come from? This article provides information showing that the Chinese peoples must have known about various accounts in the Book of Genesis up until their dispersion after the Tower of Babel.
China, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 2: The Sabbath and Some of God’s Witness in China When did Christianity first come to China? And is there early evidence that they observed the seventh day sabbath?
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter) that attempts to explain where many prophetic and world events are leading. This also has YouTube videos related to 2012. World events have aligned with at least 11 predictions in it since it was released in September 2009.