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Message 1744960 - Posted: 26 Nov 2015, 7:27:17 UTC

This is a question that only a handful of SETI staff can actually answer but nonetheless let me post it here...

Have the Chinese been approached for installation of a piggyback device, similar to the one installed on Arecibo, for the FAST radio telescope currently under construction?
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Message 1745764 - Posted: 30 Nov 2015, 6:40:18 UTC

Really is a great opportunity to acquire additional data. Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in Pingtang County, China
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Message 1747676 - Posted: 8 Dec 2015, 12:34:49 UTC - in response to Message 1747674.  

The translation is really tricky
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Message 1766260 - Posted: 19 Feb 2016, 6:21:30 UTC
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China Telescope to Displace 9,000 Villagers in Hunt for Extraterrestrials
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/18/world/asia/china-fast-telescope-guizhou-relocation.html


It's in the New York Times. I'm putting the answer to my question as a definite maybe!
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Message 1766675 - Posted: 21 Feb 2016, 11:47:10 UTC - in response to Message 1766260.  
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NYT has a paywall for me. But I read that the Chinese gov only gave those people 1k-2k USD for relocation. That doesn't sound like a lot. Or maybe it is, depending on their property value, or if they even own their own homes? I did hear they do this a lot. They evicted 3 million people for the 2008 Olympics. I suppose all governments have that problem. In the US, commercial developers sometimes have the local governments force people out of their homes with unfair compensation.
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Message 1766691 - Posted: 21 Feb 2016, 14:25:03 UTC

In which case do we actually want anything to do with it on moral grounds?
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Message 1766727 - Posted: 21 Feb 2016, 17:31:38 UTC - in response to Message 1766691.  

In which case do we actually want anything to do with it on moral grounds?

Question is moot. Their government does not want anyone to be able to gain state secrets and everything related to this project is a state secret.
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Message 1766840 - Posted: 22 Feb 2016, 7:29:00 UTC

I think I would agree. They are entitled to run their country how they want, but others can choose to ostracise them if they wish. So they wouldn't let us, and we don't want to. Nice idea but end of story really.
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Message 1767734 - Posted: 26 Feb 2016, 9:42:59 UTC - in response to Message 1766675.  

NYT has a paywall for me. But I read that the Chinese gov only gave those people 1k-2k USD for relocation. That doesn't sound like a lot. Or maybe it is, depending on their property value, or if they even own their own homes? I did hear they do this a lot. They evicted 3 million people for the 2008 Olympics. I suppose all governments have that problem. In the US, commercial developers sometimes have the local governments force people out of their homes with unfair compensation.

they get sthg like $3.000 per year of salaries, when you check the data:


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Message 1790059 - Posted: 24 May 2016, 21:15:57 UTC - in response to Message 1766260.  

Recent article by the BBC reports on the final stages of construction of FAST http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36336006
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