Congratulations, China

Two years after China took its place in the elite club of world space powers by launching its first manned space mission, today China's Shenzhou-6 spacecraft lifted off carrying two more taikonauts into Earth orbit.

As T. L. James on MarsBlog notes, China has now launched twice as many manned spacecraft in the past two and a half years as the US.

Here's a policy paper on China's Space Activities, from China National Space Administration.

This is an obligatory piece on China's Space Ambitions Potential Threat To US.

And Keith Cowing links to an Oct. 2003 Congressional Research Service report to Congress, China's Space Program: An Overview. (via SpaceRef)

Meanwhile, Space Law Probe sends the message, Gong Shyi Jong Kwo

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