That is very good information. Wonder if any source can verify and clarify the chinese capabilities about PU-238 production, if its Pu-238 they are using, or clarify what the rover is actually using. I guess it seems to be a simple case of Russian collaboration and technology transfer, according to the russian article references posted there.( this thread probably deserves a bump too http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32899.0 )
A member of 9ifly forum has made a 3-D animation of Chang'e-3 mission and loaded it on youtube. IMO, it's really nice work. He would very much appreciate it if you guys can give some comments and suggestions.
A bad news: the animation maker POCKN said early this day in weibo(china's Twitter) that he cannot release the complete version of this animation for some reasons can't be told.
As an aside from this thread's main topic, I have been following the Chinese programme since the first Dongfanghong launch in April 1970 and I never thought it would be as open as it is these days.
It seems that you get hurt when someone claims that China has more openness than US
Being "low-profile" is the nature of Chinese, nothing to do with government.
Furthermore, Pock n cannot proceed with his animation only because the copyright thing (go and check his post in 9ifly forum), nothing to do with the government, either.
If you insist on talking about politics, you'd better choose another forum, like Pakistan Defense forum or something.
Maybe an esteemed administrator could transfer all of the political discussion to a separate threat please? I never imagined that my innocent observation would lead to such discussions which are nothing to do with the Chang'e 3 mission.