An alternative (and certainly ‘earlier’) claim involves Chinese scientists working with the ALEPH group at the Institute of High Energy Physics during 1986 (ALEPH was concerned with high-energy physics experimentation conducted through the High Energy Electron Collider LEP held at the Western European Nuclear Centre). It was through the ‘International Cooperation Group’ that Chinese scientists participated in the ALEPH group. (The Institute of High Energy Physics was a member of the International Cooperation Group). On August 25th, 1986, at 04:11 hrs Geneva time, Switzerland, and 11:11 hrs Beijing time – Wu Weimin (吴为民) – the leader of the group, sent China’s first ‘Electronic Mail’ to the leader of ALEPH using the IBM-PC located at the Beijing 710 Institute – directed to the computer stationed at the Western European Nuclear Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. This ‘Electronic Mail’ was directed to the Nobel laureate – Jack Steinberger – and constitutes China’s first successful international email!
Whereas Old China withdrew from the world and was retiring from all interaction – modern China is now strong and confident and ready to confront Western racism and take its rightful place at the international level of friendly competition! Chinese Socialist expertise possesses the power to overcome any and all prejudice and discrimination at the world level – where a perfected technique will alway overcome the corruption inherent within capitalism and the ignorance that system prefers to embed in its minions! Not so with China’s excellent MMA fighter – Zhang Weili – who will soon be given the chance to regain the title taken from her in nefarious circumstances a few years ago! I
Between 1911-1949 – the corrupt ‘Nationalist’ government (which had experimented with fascism and rapid and sudden ‘Westernisation’ without a popular mandate) not only attacked and destroyed the famous pinnacle of ‘Chinese’ identity’ – the Shaolin Temple in Henan – but failed miserably to relieve poverty and achieve any significant change for the ordinary peasant population! Genuine Socialism (as defined by Marx, Lenin and Mao Zedong) is driven only by scientific progress – because it is only through the rigours of science that ALL problems existing within (material) human society can be a) ‘understood’ and b) ‘solved’ by a science firmly controlled by the working-class and unshackled from the incessant search for profit exhibited by the predatory capitalist system! Surely, Vladimir Mayakovsky and his ‘Communist Futurism’ movement would be proud of Communist China and the new generation of scientists its universal education system has produced!