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Space: The new frontier for US-China rivalry – Al Jazeera English

Chinese watch in wonder as country begins building own space station and gears up to land a rover on Mars.

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Mangya, China In an uninhabited area of Chinas Qinghai province, two people step out of a tent into a landscape that resembles a planet in outer space under a sometimes sepia sky.
Wearing bulky and worn-out space suits, they start to wobble across the barren field. Behind them is a sign that says Mars Camp, and on top of the camp flies a Chinese flag.
Sitting in the far northwestern region of China, Qinghais terrain is dominated by deserts and Yardang landforms sandy-coloured rocks and bedrock surfaces…

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