Gansu Province - The huge UFO monster responsible for gobbling up Russia's $160 million Zenit-2SB rocket-powered Phobos-Grunt probe last week is believed to be stationed at the top secret Ding Xin military air base.
Google Earth pictures released today show eerie Nazca-like runways crisscrossing the Gobi desert's otherwise barren spread where a massive subterranean complex shields the alien runabout being hunted by the hapless Russian space agency.
Official PR has always hinted heavily that the structure, some 400 miles from the contaminated Lop Nur salt lakes where China tested nuclear weaponry between 1967 and 1995, is nothing more than a simple fish meal processing plant.
The nearest fishing port is some 2,000km away in Beijing, of course, but that's no more than a trifling detail.
At a Chinese Air Ministry conference today General Pin Pong Dong dismissed suggestions that the country's boffins were messing around with alien tech deep below the Gobi's rocky terrain.
But retro-engineering specialists have insisted that a vast ancient civilization's landfill dump at the Gansu/Xinjiang site contains 'pre-Atlantean space shuttles' capable of manned flight beyond our solar system.
"They're planning on a mission to Sirius in early 2013," ex-Roswell flight analyst Charlie Grey told reporters.
"Wanna see original Apollo moon landings footage of the first Chinese woman into space?"