Back to China WHINGING about the Shanghai US consulate publishing air quality reports. China has pulled "but China is a developing country" card and its unfair for the US (and the world) to expect China to be measured to the same standards as everyone else.
China is very good in scoring a self goal. If China didn't say a word about the Shanghai US Consulate air quality monitoring no would pay it much mind. However as China is very keen on preserving "face" its pulling out its overused "but China is a developing country" card just days away from a manned space mission to its own space station. This makes what Wu said "because China is a developing country" seem rather stupid. GOAL!!The government appears frustrated that there are now dueling readings for air quality and that the U.S. readings underscore the fact that pollution levels considered unhealthy in the U.S. are classified as good by China.Wu said it isn't fair to judge Chinese air by American standards because China is a developing country and noted that U.S. environmental guidelines have become more stringent over time.
The standard China uses "takes into account the level of our current stage of development," Wu said.
WTF!China Set for Manned Mission to Tiangong-1 Module
China may be just days away from launching its first manned docking mission to the country's Tiangong-1 space station module, according to reports. A Shenzou-9 spacecraft atop a Long March-2F rocket was moved on Saturday to a launch platform at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China in preparation for a mid-June launch, Chinese space agency officials said over the weekend.
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) is now conducting final tests ahead of the launch, according to the Global Times. Tiangong-1 was successfully lowered to docking orbit earlier this month, the China-based tabloid newspaper reported.
The three-person crew aboard Shenzou-9 will include a female astronaut, either Liu Yang and Wang Yaping, China's official Xinhua news agency reported Monday.