Forget about landing on Mars. Look at the near future....
Just more information and follow up.
"(Xinhua) 19:39, December 27, 2016
China aims to become a space power, according to a white paper on the nation's space activities issued on Tuesday.
The white paper, titled "China's Space Activities in 2016," was the fourth white paper on the country's space activities issued by the State Council Information Office, following the previous three in 2000, 2006 and 2011.
"The white paper sets out our vision of China as a space power, independently researching, innovating, discovering and training specialist personnel," said Wu Yanhua, deputy chief of the China National Space Administration at a press conference.
China's space industry took off 60 years ago and April 24 was declared National Space Day in 2016 as a focus for pioneering spirit and enthusiasm for innovation, Wu said."