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SkyMan1958
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posted 12-18-2013 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's an article in the People's Daily with the title, "What's the point of lunar exploration?" Given that the People's Daily is (I believe) owned by the PLA it gives an idea of the thinking at the upper echelons of the Chinese power structure.
"Does the moon-landing have anything to do with us?" This question is being asked on almost all TV programs and network broadcasts. Whether out of personal curiosity or concern for the level of public finance being spent, people are entitled to ask the question.

issman1
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posted 12-19-2013 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for issman1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could be an editorial during the shuttle era. I get the impression China is seeing how its Moon landing probe is perceived by other spacefaring nations.

SkyMan1958
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posted 01-28-2014 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's an interesting look at what the Chinese People's Daily (which I believe is owned by the PLA) thinks are the top 10 space events in China in 2013. Many of the events have to do with launching what we would consider commercial satellites. Several events seem to be related to developing military capabilities. Only the first image is predominantly in Chinese characters, and all of the images have explanations in English.
China's aerospace industry achieved great development over the past year. Experts from China's aerospace industry and media have selected the top ten aerospace events in China in 2013.
Editor's note: The Chang'e-3 moon landing on Dec. 14, 2013 ranks ninth on the list.

cspg
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posted 03-07-2014 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you scroll down this page you'll see a slide showing a concept by the Chinese to land on the moon.

I can't find the thread where some past NASA official said there was no need for heavy lift vehicles. Apparently the Chinese they think they do.

All times are CT (US)

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