Friday, January 13, 2012

Science & technology in contemporary China

The docking between Tiangong''-'1 and 'Shenzhou'-'8 'in the space late last year certainly marked a milestone in the development of science and technology in the pretty long history of China, which launched its first satellite into the earth orbit in 1970. Rejuvenation of the nation through science and technology has been 'an important project of the Chinese Revolution set in motion by the uprising in Wuchang in 1911. In the past, 'the development of science and technology in China was occasionally interrupted by, among other factors, 'political instability, economic decline and social decadence that gave rise to superstition.