It landed on December 14th and has been exploring ever since. The Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, is just the latest in what seems to be a slow, steady march forward in space technology and exploration for China. The Chinese have been launching their own version of GPS satellites, called BeiDou. The Chinese space station, Tiangong-1 has been orbiting for a couple years now, and the one-party government has the cash and the political will to make big bets on the future of Chinese technology. In one of the two articles below, it is claimed “By 2050, China should be the leading scientific nation in the world.” Wow.