October 31, 2020

Beijing Says Chen Can Apply to Study Abroad

Via New York Times: China‚Äôs Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the dissident Chen Guangcheng can apply to study outside China in the same manner as more than 300,000 Chinese students already abroad, signaling a possible breakthrough in a diplomatic crisis that has deeply embarrassed the White House and threatens to sour relations with Beijing. […]

Oops: Germany Almost Bombed Beijing with Dead Satellite

Via Der Spiegel: Last October, the German research satellite Rosat plunged into the Bay of Bengal, more than 20 years after it had been launched into orbit. But had it remained aloft for just seven more minutes, it would have landed in Beijing instead, new calculations show. It was a proud day for German science […]