A few years ago there was a lot of talk about a new space race to the moon involving the US and China, and also India to some extent. The US dropped out totally, I think India was never a serious contender. China has been weird about it though. They're not talking about it, seems like noone is talking about it anymore. The only thing I could find was this: China Moon Landing , this guy seems to be a bit of a nut but I think he has a point. The Russians did the same thing, they kept everything secret until their important missions were completed, in case something went wrong and to keep the competition from knowing what they were up to. Does anybody else think the Chinese are secretly preparing a mission to the moon?