U.S. Markets close in 5 hrs 52 mins

China reportedly uses satellites built and financed by US companies to connect military operations

Michael Sheetz

Bandwidth on satellites built by U.S. companies is used to connect Chinese soldiers at South China Sea outposts, the Wall Street Journal said in a report. China's state police have also used the satellite services to help fight protesters, notably in a region where ethnic minorities were forcibly relocated, the report said. The key to circumventing U.S. trade laws is a Hong Kong-based company called Asia Satellite Telecommunications, the report said, which is jointly owned by Carlyle Group and Chinese state-controlled Citic Group.