China has switched to their own navigation system named as BeiDou Navigation System. This navigation system right now working only in Asia but will start working all over the world in 2020.
BeiDou Navigation System is consist of 3 satellites and it will only offer limited service right now. Right now this navigation system is only covering China and it’s neighbor countries like Pakistan and India. This Navigation system will start providing services in December.
China launched their own GPS System so they can be less dependent on America. Before this Russia has launched it’s complete navigation system in 2011 which is covering the whole globe.
European Union are also working on their own GPS system so they can also be less dependent on America. The name of Europe’s GPS system is Galileo and it is working right now (only in Europe).
So far only two satellites are launched by Europeans, so they can see weather it’s working all right or not. Other two satellites will be launched in end of 2012. While the project of Galileo which is consist of €20 billion will be completed in 2015. Which means in 2015 Galileo will be start working like American GPS system and Europe will not depend on America any more.