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China's alternative to GPS starts global service ahead of schedule

Beijing pushes ahead on 'Made in China 2025' with crucial technology

A model of the BeiDou Satellite Navigation System is on display at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong province in November.   © Kyodo

BEIJING -- China touted the completion of its homegrown global positioning system and the beginning of worldwide service on Thursday, ushering in a crucial technology for Beijing's "Made in China 2025" strategy to promote cutting-edge fields like automated driving and online services.

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