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Swedish space corporation halts new business with China

STOCKHOLM, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Sweden’s state-owned space agency, the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), which is contracted to help operate Chinese satellites from its ground stations, has decided not to renew those contracts or seek new business with China, it said on Monday.

“The geopolitical situation has changed since these contracts were signed in the early 2000s. We have to assess where we can do business and it’s harder for us to make that assessment regarding the Chinese market now,” Anni Bolenius, head of communications at SSC, told Reuters. (Reporting by Johan Ahlander and Jonathan Barrett Editing by Peter Graff)

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