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China’s claims it’s lunar rover has found something weird on the far side of the moon


China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover has discovered an unusually colored, ‘gel-like’ substance during its exploration activities on the far side of the moon. The mission’s rover, Yutu-2, stumbled on that surprise during lunar day 8. The discovery prompted scientists on the mission to postpone other driving plans for the rover, and instead focus its instruments on … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, October 22, 2018


By not labeling China a “currency manipulator”, the US is extending an olive branch to Beijing. But, things aren’t as they seem. On every level, China is reaching—almost grasping—to save face. This new artificial moon is honest and runs deep in Chinese culture. As part of being the center of the universe, Chinese culture arguably … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, May 21, 2018


Talk only went so far this week. I looks as if North Korea might not be dismantling its nukes, but hiding them, then threatening to close talks when exposed for this, then threatening to cancel the summit for some other list of excuses. The big question on Kim Jong-Un backing out on the talks relates … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, November 20, 2017


Trump visited China in friendship and peace. His granddaughter sang in Mandarin. Her video was played at a high profile state banquet. Everyone seemed happy. In South Korea, President Moon, likely to go down in history as a failed diplomat-wannabe, rehashed South Korean hard feelings against the Japanese. His country— threatened by his enemy to … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, June 12, 2017


Most of the news this week was rehashed hype. North Korea is making progress with missiles. This is nothing new. The US presence in South Korea is controversial among South Koreans. This is nothing new. But, the reminders keep coming in and politics never misses opportunity. South Korea’s new president, Moon, is undergoing his own … Continue reading

China to explore ‘dark side’ of the moon


China has confirmed it plans to send a spacecraft to land on the moon’s “dark side” before 2020, state media reports — a mission, which, if successful, would make it the first country to do so. The mission will be carried out by the lunar probe Chang’e-4, Zou Yongliao, a scientist at the Chinese Academy … Continue reading

A rare visit with Ai Weiwei, China’s loudest rebel


The subject of the smartphone photo was one of the most prosaic imaginable: a cat, drinking from a stone trough. The man behind it, however, was Ai Weiwei, one of the world’s most famous artists. Only after the picture has been successfully uploaded to Instagram, without a hint of irony, does Ai become fully aware … Continue reading

China and U.S. amazed that North Korea landed on the Sun


Having been briefed by top security advisers about North Korea’s success in landing an astronaut on the Sun, President Obama today announced his decisive response. China has also bowed to North Korea’s superior technology. On January 21st, a satirical post “appeared at the Waterford Whisper News…” mimicking typical North Korean propaganda; it proclaimed: The State News Agency of … Continue reading

China’s lunar rover litters on moon, writes name in Bay of Rainbows


Just days after Jade Rabbit’s historic moon landing, incriminating photos have surfaced which show China’s rover littering and writing its name in the Bay of Rainbows, reigniting an old debate about the behavior of Chinese tourists abroad. Newly released photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope clearly show the rover using tire tracks to write “Jade … Continue reading

China declares Lunar Defence Obliteration Zone


Following the successful launch of its first lunar rover, the Chinese government has declared a defensive zone extending vertically from China into space and encompassing the moon. The Lunar Defense Obliteration Zone, according to newly appointed space minister Wu Houyi, “will protect China’s core interests and interplanetary sovereignty.” All foreign spacecraft, satellites, comets and space debris … Continue reading

China plans to mine and exploit the moon


The Moon could be a “beautiful” source of minerals and energy, a top Chinese scientist has told the BBC. Exotic materials including helium-3 and the potential for solar power could prove invaluable for humankind, he says. The comments come from Prof Ouyang Ziyuan of the department of lunar and deep space exploration. His first interview … Continue reading

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