Chinese Citizen Sentenced in Military Data-Theft Case

A Chinese national has been sentenced to almost six years in prison by a New Jersey court for handing defense secrets to China. Sixing Liu maintains his innocence, however, and insists that he has been the victim of a...

NASA to Investigate Security Procedures Following Arrest

NASA administrator Charles Bolden has promised an investigation of the agency’s security procedures after a Chinese national who had worked at its Langley Research Center was arrested on a Beijing-bound plane before...

Suspected Chinese Espionage Leads to Two Arrests in U.S.

As accusations of cyber-espionage bounce back and forth between Washington and Beijing, U.S. authorities have arrested two men accused of involvement in more traditional spying. In Hawaii, defense contractor Benjamin Pierce...

China Braces For End Of World

With the apocalypse now less than ten days away, China has been joining in the global festival of panic, resignation and denial at the imminent extinction of humanity. At China Real Time Report, Chao Deng described some Chinese...

Obama Sees China as a Partner in Mars Mission

While the U.S. is winding down its space shuttle program, NASA’s next major feat may be done collaboratively with the Chinese. From MSNBC: Testifying May 4 before the House Appropriations subcommittee on commerce, justice...

Nasa Chief on Visit to China

NASA may be looking into ways to cooperate with China’s space program, Al Jazeera reports: Charles Bolden, the head of Nasa, has arrived in China for a six-day official visit during which analysts believe he may holds...

Moon Photo Mystery Solved

Recently, the Chinese government has had to defend its moon photographs against allegations that the pictures were plagiarized. Sleuthing on the part of blogger Emily Lakdawalla might put these doubts to rest. From MSNBC’s...

Moon Photo Mystery Solved – Alan Boyle

Recently, the Chinese government has had to defend its moon photographs against allegations that the pictures were plagiarized. Sleuthing on the part of blogger Emily Lakdawalla might put these doubts to rest. From MSNBC’s Cosmic Log: In the week since the picture was released amid much fanfare in Beijing, there have been widespread rumors that […]

China May Win New Space Race, NASA Says – Marcia Dunn

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, […]

NASA Monitors China’s Three Gorges Dam – Mike Bettwy

From Some call it the eighth wonder of world. Upon completion in 2009, the Three Gorges Dam along China’s Yangtze River will be the world’s largest hydroelectric power generator and one of the few man-made structures so enormous that it’s actually visible to the naked eye from space. NASA’s Landsat satellites have provided detailed, […]

NASA Chief in China to Discuss Space Cooperation – Warren Leary

From the New York Times: The leader of NASA arrives in China on Sunday for a tour of space agency sites, making him the most senior American space official to go to China to discuss possible cooperation between the countries’ programs. Michael D. Griffin, the administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has repeatedly […]

NASA Administrator Agrees to Visit China – Mike Schneider

From AP via the Washington Post (link): NASA Administrator Michael Griffin has accepted an invitation to visit China to start talks on possibly cooperating with the Chinese in some areas of space. “I think the United States always benefits from discussions and I do not see how it can hurt us,” Griffin told members of […]



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