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After China's Beidou navigation system went online on Dec. 27, military analysts warned that the People's Liberation Army may use the system in a potential conflict against the Japanese over the disputed Diaoyutai (Diaoyu or Senkaku) islands, reports our sister newspaper Want Daily.
With 16 satellites in service, the accuracy of the Beidou navigation system for civilian service within mainland China is 10 meters, according to Moscow-based Nezavisimaya Gazeta. The GLONASS, the Russian counterpart of Beidou, is able to provide an accuracy within two meters to its military. While Nezavisimaya Gazeta stated that Beidou is a generation behind the GLONASS, the accuracy of its images provided to the People's Liberation Army still remains unknown.
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