http://news.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2008-10/28/content_10267364.htmThey will launch 12 Beidou navigation satellites around 2009, passive navigation service nearby China will be available by 2010.That's too crazy
Compe to Japan/India/Europe, China still has many shortages such as industry base, componet, materials.
How do you compare India with China?Compared to China we are better off in many areas. For example our communication satellites are world class. Chinese still depend on some foreign companies to supply some components. On launchers, we have very advanced capability. As far as manned-mission is concerned we are lagging behind, but that was a conscious decision on our part. Since it involves a lot of funds, in the initial phase of the moon programme we have not given thrust to that area. But given the funds and necessary approvals we can easily catch up with our neighbour in this area.