According to the National Defense Science and Industry Bureau, China has now 140 satellites stable in orbit, second only to the USA. Chinese satellites cover > 10 million remote sensing data distributions and 30 million satellite TV broadcast users. China’s Beidou is expected to cover most countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road by 2018, and offer global coverage by 2020.

China Bio news release, November 16, 2015