1 Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology (Maoming, Guangdong, China)
2 China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing, China)
Received: 12 May 2021 / Accepted: 5 June 2021 / Published: 29 June 2021
Keywords: non-appropriation, international custom rules, Space Law, outer space resources, and legal countermeasures
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