Certainly a bit of tongue in cheek on the subject, but you can't argue with the numbers. Gotta give credit where credit is due. --The Chinese have hucked up 23 long marches this year and plan for another 20. --SpaceX has launched 15 so far with 14 more on the books (happy for a fact check on those) --No statistics on human rights violations associated with those launches China just set new national launch record while putting up two more Beidou navigation satellites - SpaceNews.com Big picture, more launches is of course good for the space industry, though not directly for the American industry since we can't fly Chinese. You don't hear about it much in western (or at least US) press, but the Chinese satellite manufacturing capacity is also increasing at a pretty good clip, which is drawing some of the newer/smaller players in space away from the legacy manufacturing nations.