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'Father of China's space technology' dies

There are 5 comments on the India eNews story from Oct 31, 2009, titled 'Father of China's space technology' dies. In it, India eNews reports that:

China's space scientist Qian Xuesen, widely known as the father of the country's space technology, died here Saturday morning at the age of 98, Xinhua news agency reported.

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the examiner

Montréal, Canada

#2 Nov 1, 2009
niveus diabolus wrote:
Ignorant L.A. Cops and others drove the man out of the U.S., rather than treat him like royalty and keep him in the U.S. There are a lot of American fools with egg on the faces, for how the matter of Mr. Qian Xuesen was handled. China's "space program"? Is the coverup continuing on the redneck screwups? According to many sources, after Mr. Qian was kicked out (traded (as a spy) for U.S. prisoners, according to some) of the U.S., China's weapons systems increased by "leaps and bounds".
The Americans were anti communists in those days, remember. It' the opposite to their capitalist system of government so they were afraid that the peasants in the US would revolt and overthrow the ruling capitalists and chop off their heads.
coast

Japan

#3 Nov 1, 2009
Well, I don't see US lagging behind China in aeronautics just because of Tsien's leaving.
MajorMalfunction

UK

#4 Nov 2, 2009
coast wrote:
Well, I don't see US lagging behind China in aeronautics just because of Tsien's leaving.
But you do see china catching up with america because of tsiens leaving..the amount of knowledge this guy took with him helped turn an agricultural backwater of country, into a country that is the third country to send a man into space and build an ICBM that can send a nuke from china to the US..without him the chinese would have been 20 years behind in rocket technology...Read "Thread of the silkworm" by Iris Chang....for a biography of his life.
Brian

Wyoming, Australia

#28 Oct 7, 2011
coast wrote:
Well, I don't see US lagging behind China in aeronautics just because of Tsien's leaving.
That isn't the point in my opinion. Did you know how backward China would be in Aerospace and Aeronautics and Aviation industry without Tsien. I'm Chinese btw, I am fully aware how influential Tsien was to China. America would do just fine without this genius leaving their shore.

His colleagues who opposed his forced exportation said that America not only lost a genius, but "pick his brains in China' was a strategic blunder on government's behalf.
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#29 Oct 8, 2011
He was the brains behind the lunar landing in America. Because of racism, we lost a great man.

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