China developing 'Space Silk Road' as moon landing marks new era of expansion | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


China developing 'Space Silk Road' as moon landing marks new era of expansion

When a Chinese spacecraft successfully signalled from the ‘dark’ side of the moon this week, the country’s triumphalist state mediia was quick to describe the achievement as “a huge stride” for the Chinese nation.

The deliberate echo of Neil Armstrong - and the Cold War space race he won - also carried an implicit warning: China under its unabashedly nationalist president Xi Jinping is rapidly becoming a global space power and should be treated with more respect.

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