Staff at the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre celebrate after China’s Tianwen-1 probe successfully landed on Mars on May 15. Photo: Xinhua via AP Staff at the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre celebrate after China’s Tianwen-1 probe successfully landed on Mars on May 15. Photo: Xinhua via AP
Staff at the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre celebrate after China’s Tianwen-1 probe successfully landed on Mars on May 15. Photo: Xinhua via AP

Letters | China and the West in a ‘space race’? Not so fast

  • Western media coverage of China’s recent space missions seems to be building a narrative of competition, instead of celebrating them as achievements for all of humanity

Topic |   China's space programme
Staff at the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre celebrate after China’s Tianwen-1 probe successfully landed on Mars on May 15. Photo: Xinhua via AP Staff at the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre celebrate after China’s Tianwen-1 probe successfully landed on Mars on May 15. Photo: Xinhua via AP
Staff at the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre celebrate after China’s Tianwen-1 probe successfully landed on Mars on May 15. Photo: Xinhua via AP
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