2021-05-16: Social Media Postees

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China's Zhurong rover lands on Mars with great success
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-05-16
China's Zhurong rover successfully landed on Mars this Saturday. This is the first time a non-American Mars landing has gone through without a crash or loss of contact. | The success makes China the first nation to perform orbiting, landing and roving on its first Mars mission. It is also only the third nation to land on Mars, after Russia and the USA. | President Xi Jinping expressed his congratulations to the team behind the mission, calling their success an outstanding achievement. "You were brave enough for the challenge, pursued excellence and placed our country in the advanced ranks of planetary explorat…

Chinese Spacecraft Lands on Mars
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-15
The lander, carrying a Mars rover, touched down Saturday at its pre-selected landing area in the southern part of Utopia Planitia, a vast plain on the northern hemisphere of Mars, at 7: 18 a.m. (Beijing Time), the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced. | RELATED: | China's Tianwen-1 Probe Enters Orbit Around Mars | China is working with the European Space Agency and Argentina for the mission's measurement and control, and with France and Austria for the calibration of multiple p…

Hot Tip for the NYT on Vaccines: There Are These Two Countries Called Russia and China
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-05-15
I realize that it's hard for reporters at the country's leading newspaper to stay on top of the news, but this major piece (four reporters) on vaccinating the world should get a Pulitzer for ignorance. The topic of the piece is vaccinating the world, which should be number one on any serious person's list of …

Elbowed and Hustled: Australia's Yellow Peril Problem
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-15
With the babble about Cold War paranoia becoming a routine matter in Canberra, the treacherous ground for war with China is being bedded down and readied. The Yellow Peril image never truly dissipated from Australia's politics. It was crucial in framing the first act of the newly born Commonwealth in 1901: the Immigration Restriction Act. …

China Chased U.S. In Space. Tianwen-1 Successfully Landed On Mars
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-15
Click to see full-size image | The Chinese Tianwen-1 vessel had successfully landed on the surface of Mars on May 15th, state news agency Xinhua reported. China became the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. | The uncrewed spacecraft landed in an an icy vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, located about 1,200 miles away from landing site of U.S. Perseverance rover. A Chinese footprint was left on Mars for the first time. | The craft had left its parked orbit, three hours l…

NATO pontiff cites Scripture for holy war against Russia and China
Rick Rozoff | antibellum679354512.wordpress.com | 2021-05-15
NATO pontiff cites Scripture for holy war against Russia and ChinaRick Rozoff Today the NATO website posted a speech delivered by its Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the 3rd German Ecumenical Church Days which reveals more about the military bloc he heads up than he probably realized it did. He began his pontifications by saying …

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