Is China the next space superpower?

2016-9-20 16:49:58 (Beijing Time)        


  The successful launching of space lab Tiangong-2 on Sept 15 could trigger further speculations that ??China is bent on becoming a space superpower. Is China becoming the next space superpower? China has achieved rapid success and has more long-term plans for deeper venturing into space including to Mars. Given reports of its poor innovation performance, why is China's space technology standing out?

  China's space lab Tiangong-2 roars into the air on the back of a Long March-2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Sept. 15, 2016.