cswilly writes: "With ten satellites now, 16 in 2012, and 35 in 2020, China is making damn sure they are independent of the USA military's lock on GPS. According to the article, "Beidou, or 'Big Dipper,' would cover most parts of the Asia Pacific by next year and then the world by 2020"." Link to Original Source
The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to
hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.