Re: Someone remind me
"The UK also pushed very hard for the rules that explicitly exclude non-EU countries from building any part of Galileo."
It did, on behalf of the USA, in order to remove China from the consortium and prevent them getting access to high-accuracy positioning data.
The Chinese response was to dust off Beidou and update it. With an economy larger than the USA and not spending silly money on its military, China can afford to do such things (China's spending less on its _intrastructire_ projects such as high speed rail) than the US military budget and unlike military spending, infrastructure spending has tangible results at the end of the day.