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Archive for September, 2011

China successfully launched its first space station TianGong-1

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Video of the TianGong-1 launch by China Central Television. That's really impressive! I'll do a more complete writeup of the TianGong-1 mission in the next days. In case you want a more complete picture of the Chinese space program, check out my China spaceflight article.

China wants to rescue Europe and Chinese learners may profit

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Yesterday we heard it again in the news. China is ready to give cheap money to Europe. That's not new. Previously China has offered a helping hand to Euroland with its debt crisis and I think that's a ongoing topic whenever Chinese and European leaders meet. The money doesn't come for ...

The evil forces of the media

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

As my regular readers might know, this blog had some downtime during Spring 2011. In May I continued writing, but so far I'm still much below my old level of readers. I could blame my readers, but I have to blame myself. The last posts have been very thoughtful, and I ...

Language diversity vs. economics

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

The comments in a recent article went a little off topic. We were talking about translating certain modern words, then the discussion turned towards the language abilities of the general public and the economic value of a harmonized language landscape. Aremonus wrote: Are we to decadent and assertive to accept that our ...

USA: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2011

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

I just came across this document titled "Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2011". It is written by the USA and report for the US government to get an overview over China's military and security situation. Here is the link: http://www.defense.gov/pubs/pdfs/2011_cmpr_final.pdf The document is pretty big and I ...