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  • Lunar exploration close to daily life

    2010-10-01 21:14

    In the wake of the launch of China's second lunar probe, Chang'e-2, space experts explain how the lunar exploration program affects the lives of ordinary people.

  • Facts and figures about lunar probe Chang'e-2

    2010-10-01 14:59

    China's second unmanned lunar probe, Chang'e II, is scheduled to blast off at 6:59:57 pm Friday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) in Southwest China's Sichuan province, the XSLC authorities announced Friday.

  • Life is down to earth on space launch base

    2010-09-28 13:32

    The Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan province is attracting global attention once again as China plans to send their second lunar probe, the Chang'e-2, into space.

  • China's Space Activities in 2006

    2006-10-12 10:49

    The State Council Information Office published a white paper entitled China's Space Activities in 2006. This is the second white paper that the Chinese government has issued since 2000 concerning China's space activities.

  • Civilian use of satellites expanded

    2007-11-19 07:10

    The authorities are promoting the use of satellites for remote sensing, navigation and communications to provide better public services and meet the requirements of economic development.

  • Beauty and the feast of flavors send you into orbit

    2007-09-14 06:40

    A friend who has been around Beijing's hospitality scene for some 10 years told me last week that the tradition of exchanging mooncakes to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival was in decline. This, she said, was due to the changing tastes and lifestyles of the modern Chinese, who would rather nip into the nearest Starbucks for a sweet pick-me-up than indulge in something as heavy as a mooncake, which is surprisingly weighty for its size and leaves a ring of grease on whatever surface it touches.

  • Qixi, the Chinese Valentine Day

    2007-10-24 14:01
  • Legend of Mid-Autumn Festival

    2007-10-23 17:55

    There are many beautiful legends about the moon in China. The most popular one tells how a goddess named Chang'er ascended to the moon.     

  • Lunar legends

    2007-09-14 06:32

    China's equivalent of the American Thanksgiving holiday, the Mid-Autumn Festival could be this country's happiest holiday. Like Thanksgiving, it is a time when people reunite with their families, to be with loved ones and celebrate the year's harvest. In China, people come together and enjoy a feast of mooncakes.

  • Mid-Autumn Festival

    2007-10-23 17:55
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