Communists own the skies once more!

Yang said he would "gain honor for the People's Liberation Army and for the Chinese nation." "I will not disappoint the motherland," he was quoted as saying. "I will complete each movement with total concentration."

Earlier this week, state-run CCTV cancelled plans to broadcast live television pictures of the launch on the advice of "space experts." Observers said China's leaders considered the political risks of a launch failure too great to allow live coverage. No outside journalists were allowed permits to cover the event, with only a few representatives of Chinese state-run media observing the launch.

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8 Responses:

  1. violentbloom says:

    welcome china to the sixties!

    so think they're trying to find more places for all the chinese to live? It's a big population.

  2. scosol says:

    i see he had to take his porn with on that new shuttle micro-atx

  3. down8 says:

    ...considered the political risks of a launch failure too great to allow live coverage...

    *cough*fake moon landing*cough*

    -bZj

  4. rantzilla says:

    That reminds me of the beginning of "A Fist Full of Yen" in The Kentucky Fried Movie.

  5. otterley says:

    ...as America collectively yawns.

  6. loosechanj says:

    Remember the space station still has 2 people on it.