As I read it, I wondered if the worries about China's anti-satellite capabilities were really the source of the worry. I mean, let's face it, with only Russia and China having such capabilities - more about that in a moment - is this really the concern here? Or is it something else?
Well, for one, I don't for a moment believe that these three nations are the only ones with such capabilities. France, the UK, Germany, Italy, Japan, India, Brazil... basically any nation with some sort of space capabilities and a technological infrastructure up there to protect, is going to have some sort of capability, and this is especially true with the European nations and Japan, who do have significant communications resources in space to protect.
So what's going on here? That the USA has reason to be suspicious of China - and vice versa - is self evident: China is not playing ball with the Anglo-American elite; China has basically told Monsanto where to plant its seedless seeds, and announced quite unequivocally, that it intends to go to the Moon with manned flights, thus breaking open that long-locked door with an announcement that led to similar pronouncements from just about everybody else but the United States.
I read this article politically... it has nothing to do with space, per se, but everything to do with the collapse of the USA's "full spectrum dominance" doctrine, a blatantly imperialistic doctrine to which the Pentagon committed itself after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Basically the doctrine says the USA must be the dominant power ... in everything and everywhere, come what may.
And China is saying "No you won't." And there's a pattern here that's interesting to watch, for almost every time China says "No" to some aspect of the nuttiness of the Anglo-American elite, other nations are quietly support Beijing, or, like the Russian cheshire cat, just sit back and smile.