Title

A Long March into Space

Program

Cairo Review

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https://www.thecairoreview.com/essays/a-long-march-into-space/

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Publication Date

Winter 2013

Abstract

When Liu Yang became China’s first female taikonaut with the launch of Shenzhou 9 in 2012, it was yet another sign that the country is catching up with the United States in the conquest of outer space. Concerning the military motives behind China’s ambitious program, however, it’s time to separate wild speculation from valid conclusions.

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