China is active on the moon. They landed on the dark side of the moon. China is also photographing the moon. So what is China planning? They are active in making steps towards a base on the moon.
China is busy with big and drastic moves towards the moon. A space ship for deep space missions and planning its own space center.
At the same time are Europe and Russia partnering on exploring the dark side of the moon.
At the same time is the USA busy as well. They are working on their own base or partner with Russia on the base.
The space race is nothing new. During the cold war, it was happening. With space exploration getting more accessible we see new organizations entering the market.
The global space race will be for geopolitical and military importance. Who will control the space will control telecommunications and have the opportunity to end complete societies.