New Scientist’s Jacob Aron reports that China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover has been...
by Liu Yong | Oct 23, 2007
From Wall Street Journal: Fifty years after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world’s first man-made satellite, and jolted the U.S. into a race for space, China is ramping up a new space contest — with an eye on rival Japan. Tomorrow evening, the China National Space Administration is scheduled to fire a “Long March” […]
by Liu Yong | Oct 16, 2007
From Xinhua: A senior Chinese official said here Tuesday that researchers and technicians are making final preparations for the launch of the country’s first moon orbiter, Chang’e I, at the end of October. Zhang Qingwei, minister in charge of the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND), who is attending the 17th […]
by Michael Zhao | Oct 15, 2007
Translated by CDT from Global Character (ÁéØÁêÉ‰∫∫Áâ©) magazine: While many countries are either working on or planning a moon landing, China’s first moon explorer, code-named Chang’e I, is about to launch, expected at year’s end. With the launch spectator tickets running as high as 1,000 yuan, there seems to be a shortage of supply. More […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 3, 2007
NASA has all but admitted defeat in the space race. From AP: “I personally believe that China will be back on the moon before we are,” NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said in a low-key lecture in Washington two weeks ago, marking the space agency’s 50th anniversary, still a year away. “I think when that happens, […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”