China Wonders "Why Doesn't America Go Back to the Moon?"

China's Bizarre Stereotypes of the United States, Foreign Policy

"Carp consumption and Anne Hathaway are not topics one would expect to feature prominently in the world's most important bilateral relationship. Yet both are among the most common things that Chinese netizens ask about the United States, at least according to the autocomplete feature of Baidu, China's most popular search engine. ... "Why doesn't America go back to the moon?" This query leads to a few links rooting the decision in the United States' evolving national priorities following the end of the space race with the USSR. More common, though, it seems an excuse to indulge in speculation about the presence of alien artifacts on the lunar surface, something common in U.S. conspiracy theory circles as well."

- NASA Astronaut Andy Thomas is Still Bashing China On The Job, earlier post
- Earlier China posts

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