“Their hype and mud campaign was useless.” Thus an editorial in the Global Times, the English-language tabloid of the Chinese People’s Daily, accuses the United States, and the West in general, of mounting an unfounded fear of the risks of the Chinese rocket in free fall on Earth. Fears fomented by NASA scientists “against their conscience” and in a “non-intellectual” way, according to the editorial published after the debris of the rocket, which disintegrated on impact with the atmosphere, fell into the Indian Ocean. near the Maldives. “These people are envious of China’s rapid progress in space technology – continues the newspaper – some of them are trying to use the noise they cause to hinder and interfere with the intense program of future Chinese launches for the construction of their own space station. “.