On January 3, 2019, China’s Chang’e 4 lunar probe took this image of its rover Yutu 2, also known as Jade Rabbit, on the previously uncharted far side of the moon. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese lunar ambitions soar 50 years after moon landing

  • As world remembers Neil Armstrong’s historic small step, Chinese scientists outline great leap for their space programme
Topic |   China science

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On January 3, 2019, China’s Chang’e 4 lunar probe took this image of its rover Yutu 2, also known as Jade Rabbit, on the previously uncharted far side of the moon. Photo: Xinhua
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.