Eyewitnesses to the moon-shot
from Danwei - Media, Advertising, and Urban Life in China by banyue (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Xiamen Business News
October 25, 2007
Today's front page comes from Xiamen Business News, which is published out of Fujian Province by the Xiamen Daily Newspaper Group.
China's moon probe and President Hu Jintao share space on the front page of the country's newspapers today. A standalone volume of Hu's report to the recent Party Congress has been published and will hit bookshelves shortly; major party newspapers, which ran lengthy summaries of the speech last week, presented their readers with the full text today.
Other papers chose to feature the more eye-catching news about Chang'e I. Yesterday afternoon, at a few seconds after 6:05 pm, the rocket carrying the probe blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center atop a Long March 3-A carrier rocket. Its path took it over Fujian, where watchers were eagerly waiting. The big headline here reads: "Xiamen citizens say: I SAW Chang'e!"
XBN's correspondent Yang Fan reported from Xichang:"This moment rocked my entire life." Meantime, at a Xiamen Weather Bureau observatory, hundreds of astrophysics fans saw Chang'e through telescopes and with their naked eyes.
The Oriental Morning Post has a cool cover design for this event.
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