07 April 2019
​“5...4...3...2...1, liftoff! We have liftoff!” Ah, music to my ears, and if you’re reading this, probably to yours too, eh? Mankind’s journey into space, from Russia’s launch of the first satellite, to NASA putting a man on the moon, and in today’s world, Space X blasting the first reusable rockets into the upper regions of the atmosphere, has been nothing short of an astonishing feat.
​But one wonders - where does China come into play? As both a bonafide space geek and expat of the Middle Kingdom for the past 7+ years, I’ve always been curious about what accomplishments and developments China, now the world’s second largest economy, has done in the race to explore this beautiful universe we live in?