The launch of the Galileo test satellite was evidently a big news item across the world.
One reason - which I did not mention in my blog entry on the subject - is the fact that a network of global collaboration now surrounds the project.
China is one of the nation that has deceided to join Galileo, and it was then hardly surprising that the launch is big in much of the Chinese media as well, as illustrated by this link to China Daily.
Galileo transforms the world - well, eventually, since it is by 2008 at the very earliest that we will see the real thing starting to work up in space.
Galileo shows peaceful technology pursuit