China ‘Not Yet’ a major space power

BY SILVI WRITER China is not ‘a major space power’ yet, says a leading Chinese rocket expert, who also urges the United States to “be fair-minded and unprejudiced” toward China’s space missions. In a recent interview with the Global Times in Zhuhai, southern China’s Guangdong Province, Yang Yiqiang, the first commander-in-chief of the Long March 11 solid-fuel carrier rockets project, said the US “still takes … Continue reading China ‘Not Yet’ a major space power

Space Race between China and the US???

BY SILVI WRITER China made a huge leap forward in space exploration last week by successfully landing an unmanned probe on the Moon’s far side. On Thursday China landed a robotic spacecraft called Chang’e 4 on the dark side of the Moon in a space exploration world first, touching down at 10.26am local time (2.26am GMT). It became the first country to do so. But … Continue reading Space Race between China and the US???

Marijuana is ‘smuggled in brownies, biscuits and chocolate’

BY GLOBAL TIMES Reports suggesting stoners of the world are getting high off cannabis mass-produced in China miss the point, a State narcotics control official said on Sunday: The psychoactive component in Chinese hemp is so negligible as to render the crop largely useless for that purpose. The cultivation of industrial hemp in China falls under extremely strict supervision and “has nothing to do with … Continue reading Marijuana is ‘smuggled in brownies, biscuits and chocolate’

Doolittle’s 1942 raid on Tokyo remembered in China

BY MA ZHENHUAN (CHINA DAILY) and SILVI WRITER   Susann Ozuk knelt down and peered at a historical photo reprinted on a display board. “See! That’s my father back then,” she called out, unable to restrain her excitement. “Thank you for your efforts in helping me better understand the story of my father,” she said, hugging history researcher Zheng Weiyong at the Memorial Hall to … Continue reading Doolittle’s 1942 raid on Tokyo remembered in China

Kim Jong-un’s Messages to the West

BY THE EDITOR I was so astonished to see Kim Jung-un was labelled “the rogue leader” in an essay in a recent volume of Foreign Affairs, a magazine published by the Council on Foreign Relations, of the US. I think it’s improper to use such sensational term to describe the North Korean leader, especially when it happens to Foreign Affairs, which is considered an important, … Continue reading Kim Jong-un’s Messages to the West