Short, relevent quote, so that this still makes sense when the full article disappears:
“The Shenzhou 5, or Divine Vessel 5, spacecraft also conducted intelligence-gathering work for China’s military.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½”Included on the top of the Long March 2F rocket, which boosted Shenzhou into orbit Tuesday, was a new Chinese military intelligence-gathering satellite. The satellite was placed in orbit successfully shortly after the Shenzhou began its 14-orbit mission. No mention of the satellite launch was made in the state-run Chinese press.”
And this one — studying war while encouraging peace. Not good.
China isn’t looking to go to Mars, I don’t think. China is doing what China has been looking to do for a long time — achieve dominance in the world playing field.
(Thanks to the person who sent me these links.)