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  1. Father of space technology helped guide atomic weapons programme

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Scientist Qian Xuesen, known as China's father of space technology, died in Beijing yesterday, aged 98. Qian, a native of Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, was widely known ... to study in the United States at the aviation department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He later studied aviation engineering at the California Institute of Technology. In 1939, he ...

  2. U.S. tipped off on missile test, says WikiLeaks

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in western China. The CSS-X-11 will launch from the Shuangchengzi Space and Missile Centre, approximately 1,100 kilometres east of Korla. 'Action addressee posts should co-ordinate closely ... direct-ascent anti-satellite intercept of the Chinese FY-1C weather satellite', which surprised the international community and prompted fears about a new arms race in space. The US expressed its ...

  3. WikiLeaks reveals secret 'star wars' with US

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the US told China 'any purposeful interference with the US space system will be interpreted by the US as an infringement of its rights and considered an escalation in a crisis or conflict'. 'The US reserves the right, consistent with the UN Charter and international law, to defend and protect its space systems with a wide range of options, from diplomatic ...

  4. Mao's grandson makes debut

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... technological development through defence build-up. We should deepen development based on the foundation of current achievements,' he said. Senior Colonel Mao stressed the need for China to continue developing space technology, since space would be a very important battleground in the future. ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was wearing blue. ROGER EMMERTON, Wan Chai Negative space The writer of the letter headlined 'Space Waste' (October 23) is correct that China lags behind in space technology but why is the letter so negative about China finally launching its first manned space flight? The fact that China is fast catching-up must have caused a lot of discomfort and insecurity among some people. NAME ...

  6. A year of joy, sorrow- and new conflicts

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of the historic Shenzhou VII mission, featuring the first Chinese spacewalk, marked not only a breakthrough in space technology but also a symbolic elevation of the nation to superpower status. However, the euphoria over China's big strides in the world's economic, sporting and space exploration leagues has been dampened by a string of natural disasters and man-made blunders during the past ...

  7. Farmers look forward to Chang'e, and change

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and some tourists, will reach the viewing platforms by 3pm. Space security expert Sun Jiwen said the launch of the probe marked the nation's transition to a new stage of space science and technology. ...

  8. Europe the key to collaboration in future technology projects

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... 'We would like to co-operate with countries that treat us on an equal basis in terms of technology ... we have been seeking such opportunities all along,' China Manned Space Engineering ... The US and Russia have their reasons for being wary of helping, say experts Fears that China has military ambitions in space will prevent close co-operation with the United States and even ...

  9. China, Russia must allay fears over warming ties

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and will hold more talks during Russia's Year of China, which begins today. Premier Wen Jiabao will also go to Moscow. Arms sales will continue growing, as will co-operation on military, space and technology matters. There is nothing wrong with neighbours, especially ones as large and important as China and Russia, having such relations. To allay concerns from the US and its allies, though, ...

  10. Beijing confirms missile test in space

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... military technology in space. But China had no intention of challenging the US, he said, suggesting the test was more of a warning to Taiwan. ... that it had conducted an anti-satellite missile test this month but pledged it would never engage in an arms race in space. Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said China had informed other ...




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