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China's failed rocket launch stalls Xi's space ambitions

Political concerns may be pushing aerospace program to take unnecessary risks

BEIJING -- China suffered a second failed launch of a Long March-series rocket in two months Sunday, a large vessel indispensable to the nation's mission timetable, casting doubt on President Xi Jinping's plan to cement the country as a space power by 2030.

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