A July 25 screen image of taikonauts (from left) Cai Xuzhe, Chen Dong and Liu Yang in the first module of China’s space station. Photo: Xinhua
A July 25 screen image of taikonauts (from left) Cai Xuzhe, Chen Dong and Liu Yang in the first module of China’s space station. Photo: Xinhua
April Zhang
Opinion

Opinion

April Zhang

How the changing language in space reflects the geopolitical tensions on Earth

  • On one hand, English is beginning to overshadow Russian, with a US-led lunar programme and the emergence of private American space companies
  • On the other, Chinese is growing in prominence in space. And with new Beijing and Moscow cooperation, Chinese and Russian could be the working languages on the moon

A July 25 screen image of taikonauts (from left) Cai Xuzhe, Chen Dong and Liu Yang in the first module of China’s space station. Photo: Xinhua
A July 25 screen image of taikonauts (from left) Cai Xuzhe, Chen Dong and Liu Yang in the first module of China’s space station. Photo: Xinhua
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