» 06/14/2012, 00.00
Astronaut food infuriates ordinary Chinese who want same quality on earth
As the country prepares for the launch of the Shenzhou IX spacecraft, ordinary citizens complain about the quality of space programme food and the poison-laced and detergent-tainted food available on earth, which has killed thousands of people in China. Chinese authorities hope to distract the country with its first taikonaut.
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Shenzhou 11, prepares space mission to the moon and to Mars
Two astronauts, Jing and Chen, will stay in space for 33 days. They will conduct studies and pharmaceutical, physical and biological tests. Congratulations from President Xi Jinping: "A new contribution to building China as a space power."
Beijing celebrates “hero” astronauts and lunar exploration programme
Three astronauts returned to a hero’s welcome yesterday. But in fact political and military bosses celebrate themselves and their leadership, announcing future conquests, forgetting the country’s many miseries.
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Chinese leaders are making triumphant noises. Experts say the mission was partly intended to stimulate the "national pride" of a people worried about poverty, social problems and corruption.
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