Who wha'? That was a reply to something over 2 years old from the beginning of the thread! I don't remember exactly, but I think that was actually a factual question, not a joke. I think it was the most women in space at one time ever in history or something. Anyway, nice post count for an 8 year old account!! Nice avatar too, I used to have one of Cyan in the Magitek armor.
Otherwise, I think your assumption is probably right. :/
Well, think about it - as a totalitarian country, they want to put the happiest/sexiest face they can on their effort.
Can't tell for certain if that's her academy photo or just a random Red Chinese Air Force cadet; there's a better pic of her at http://1.bp.blog (remove the blanks) spot.com/-Q9AWcAtJvFA/T7YFG4lau_I/AAAAAAAADQM/sTcm5a96EaY/s1600/china-astronaut-major-wang-yaping-lg.jpg
With all due respect to the Major (who is very possibly a more experienced pilot, RHIP), do they really want that face to be that of a haggard Buddhist nun? Or someone that could be played by Zhang Ziyi?
EDIT - for feck's sake, can "blog"-"spot" be removed from the word filter? Does the "enemy" D2 site even exist that was being targeted?
I'll bring this to Elly's attention and see if there's a viable solution.
Thanks - Not only did I run into the issue with trying to post the pic of the pretty Captain (in camouflage clothing), then I hit the same problem posting a pic of Ziyi, but THEN I ran into the same problem replying on the Occupy thread and the Internetz subsequently ate my response.