China''s first lunar rover could potentially be saved, despite experiencing mechanical problems, state media report.
The moon rover had "awoken" from its scheduled dormancy and "stands a chance of being saved", a spokesperson quoted by news agency Xinhua said.
The Jade Rabbit suffered a serious mechanical problem in January.
Its deployment on 15 December was the first successful landing on the Moon since 1976.
The lunar rover was expected to operate for about three months.
Earlier reports in Chinese media had suggested that Jade Rabbit, or Yutu in Chinese, had been declared dead on the surface of the moon.
However, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday that the rover was awake and was able to pick up signals, although it still had a mechanical malfunction.
Experts are still trying to work out what caused the malfunction, Xinhua said.
Some reports suggest the problems could have been caused by a build-up of sticky dust on the lunar surface.