BEIJING: China will move nearly 10,000 people to make way for the world's largest radio telescope which promises to help humanity search for alien life, state media reported on Tuesday.
The 500-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), nestled between hills in the southwestern province of Guizhou, is due to start operation this year. Provincial officials have vowed to relocate 9,110 residents living within five kilometres of the listening device by September.
Could have used the money to improved the life of the poor instead of searching for the aliens..
Chinese finished occupying others land here on earth and now looking for aliens so that can deal something
its for contructive science, your argument will never have a solution no matter how much govt. helps there is always scope for improvement... you see, it's lot better than made in china patel statue worth 1000crores of tax payers money. isn't it? bjp must stop this nonsense.
Scientific study and results helps human race and poor are included in them.
By the way Chinese poor are in much better position given scale of their economy.
TOI's anti-china obsession. Lol
Displacing 10k people is possible in China but in India, constructing a road will fall into litigation's and the case will run for years blocking the developments. GUESS, INDIA MUST ALSO HAVE A LAW TO PREVENT SUCH LITIGATION'S AND GIVE GOVT. THE LIBERTY TO DECIDE ON THE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
We are spending obscene amounts of money to search for Aliens, can't we spend this for some productive purpose. Let the Aliens find us
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China has history of trying many things like this..biggest example is great wall of china & all nonsense they are doing at Indian boarder.
china can do any thing and no one will question.The same if Done in india the communist will question
. But still they will say china performs welli
CAPT MITHILESH KUMAR
China does not want to be left behind in race with Western countries like US, England and France in space exploration.
Hope the Chinese will succeed in finding the alien civilization who perhaps created us.
In China, "relocation" simply means demolition by force without rehabilitation at alternate site/accommodation/compensation.