For over a decade, China has been developing its own world-wide positioning system in hopes of simultaneously distancing itself from foreign dependence and providing an alternative to GPS. China announced that…
Seriously does no one see that all of this crap being pulled by China is simply systems to support independent military actions globally? Follows on the heels of the Chinese hackers setting up system failures across the globe with the years of hacking they've been doing. paranoia ? maybe, but it's exactly what 'we' talk about in the field when ' worse case ' scenarios are discussed.. and a paranoid is rarely caught by surprise.
"My Galaxy S2 has GPS and I think that's what I'm going to stick with."
Seems like you're mixing something up here. All your phone is doing is using the GPS infrastructure that is developed by the Americans. China does not want to rely on that infrastructure as they want to be independent (and also have total control over the system themselves) so they developed an alternative system for their use.
Either way you're never going to use their systems anyway so... I'm still confuse as to what you're trying to say.