Three Gorges Dam

Xi Jinping Sends Mission to Mars While Chinese Heartland Remains Underwater

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday touted advances in the “great socialist cause” over the past century, including the “War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea” – i.e. the Chinese military intervention that unleashed the inhuman evil of the North Korean Communist regime upon the people of Korea and the world – and culminating in China’s launch of an unmanned mission to Mars. Meanwhile, southern China remains submerged in flood water and nervous residents wonder if the huge Three Gorges Dam can withstand the stress from the swollen Yangtze River.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Long March-5 rocket is seen at the