Without the motherland, you are nothing!!!

An almost certainly fake ‘grass-roots’ Internet forum post has been circulating on the Chinese Internet since November 30, titled ‘Without the motherland, you are nothing!!!’ (没有了祖国你将什么都不是!!!) As of today December 4, a Xinhua article praising and summarising it has appeared on and in many — possibly all — mainland Chinese news outlets from Sohu.com to … more

Chang’e-3 Lunar Probe Launched

From Xinhua: 嫦娥三号探月 嫦娥三号探测器点火起飞 English report: China launches probe and rover to moon XICHANG, Sichuan, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) — China launched the Chang’e-3 lunar probe with the country’s first moon rover aboard early on Monday, marking a significant step toward deep space exploration. The probe’s carrier, an enhanced Long March-3B rocket, blasted off from the … more

Xi Jinping visits Jinan Miltary District

Amid ongoing tensions over the Diaoyu / Senkaku islands and China’s newly declared Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), Xinhua News Agency continued to feature images of the military prominently on its home page. Although the top story today Saturday November 30 asked “Why are traffic jams in cities becoming worse and worse” (城市交通为何“越治越堵”?), the next … more