China’s Road to Space - Take a look at this summary article on China’s rapidly evolving space launch capabilities. Following the successes of their recent crewed flights, they are by no means resting on their laurels. A Saturn-V class heavy lift launch vehicle is already in the works, and construction on the accompanying ground facilities is well under way.
Images from China’s new heavy rocket development program show spotless production facilities with advanced tooling to build China’s new Long March 5/CZ-5 heavy rocket, along with even more advanced launchers to come.
In addition to CZ-5 hardware development, China is completing design studies on two 11 million lb. thrust Long March 9 maximum heavy lift rocket configurations. If approved for final development, one of the designs would emerge for flight in 2020-2025 with the capability to launch Chinese astronauts to the surface of the Moon.