Posts Tagged ‘China’

The superpowers of the century

The superpowers of the century

The superpowers of the century

The term of superpower defines a state with great economic and politic power that could influence events following its own interests. The concept of superpower was used for the first time in 20th century after the World War II. At that time United States, the British Empire and the Soviet Union were considered the superpowers. If we take a look back in history we can easily conclude that other states could fit the term. These extinct superpowers are Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Persian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Roman Empire, the Mongol Empire, Portuguese Empire and the Spanish Empire. (more…)

Tiangong, the Chinese manned space station

Tiangong, the Chinese manned space station

Tiangong, the Chinese manned space station

The China National Space Administration has big plans for the near future. Chinese authorities announced that the first Chinese manned space station currently named Tiangong (“Heavenly Palace” in free translation) will be fully completed by 2020. The Project 921-2 consisting in building a module type space station was launched in 1992.

The first module consisting in a apace laboratory named Tiangong 1 is scheduled to be launched in October 2011. This target vehicle is made of a lab module, a resource module and a docking mechanism, having a final mass of only 9 tons. In this phase a crew of three astronauts will go in space with Tiangong 1 for a short term stay in space. (more…)

China, an exceptional travel destination

China, an exceptional travel destination

China, an exceptional travel destination

China is the most populated in the world and the fourth largest country on the globe with a total area of 9,596,960 sq km. Being one of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations, China also has one of the world’s oldest written language systems. Chinese people are considered the source of many major inventions and currently they are the third largest economy.

The hottest Chinese destinations are Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Xian, Tibet and Guangzhou. Beijing is the country’s capital city and one of the most splendid royal historic sites. Shanghai is one of the world’s largest economic centers, while Xian is the capital city of 13th dynasties and is famous for its Terracotta Warriors and wide city walls. (more…)

Zhucheng, the biggest dinosaur cemetery in the world

Zhucheng, the biggest dinosaur cemetery in the world

Zhucheng, the biggest dinosaur cemetery in the world

Chinese archaeologists discovered more than 3,000 dinosaur footprints in Zhucheng. This area, located in the eastern province of Shandong, is considered to be the world’s largest collection of fossilized bones belonging to the dinosaurs. Archeologists say that the footprints, uncovered after three months of excavation, are more than 100 million years old.

Zhucheng is known as “dinosaur city” after archeologists found here a large number of dinosaur fossils in over 30 sites. Since 1964, the year of the first dinosaur fossil discovery, in the region were two more major digs. Scientists hope that an area with so much dinosaur fossils and footprints could offer major clues on how the animals were extinct millions of years ago. Chinese archaeologists plan to set up a fossil park in Zhucheng, making the “dinosaur city” accessible for everyone. (more…)

The largest Chinese hacker web site was shut down

The largest Chinese hacker web site was shut down

The largest Chinese hacker web site was shut down

The Black Hawk Safety Net web site is considered to be one of the largest hacker’s web sites in the world. The web site that the Chinese Police just shut down, offered lessons about cyber attacks and sold Trojan software. This kind of programs allows hackers to access the computer once the software is installed. The three individuals that managed the website offered lessons, charging $14 or $29.

In almost 5 years of activity, the site gathered more than 12,000 paid members and over 170,000 free members, collecting more than $1,000,000 as membership fees. (more…)