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Asia Insight

Space powers take aim at moon in quest for resources and glory

U.S. and China jostle for lead as Japan, South Korea and others carve niches

JAMES HAND-CUKIERMAN and MITSURU OBE, Nikkei staff writers | Japan

This is the first in a series of Nikkei Asia articles on the players, possibilities and problems of the new era in space.

TOKYO -- If Xi Jinping, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin were sent into space, would it change the world?

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