Xinhua Silk Road - Belt and Road Portal, China's silk road economic belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Website Xinhua Silk Road - Belt and Road Portal, China's silk road economic belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Website
Subscribe CustomBlackClose

Belt & Road Weekly Subscription Form

download_pop

Research ReportCustomBlackClose

The full edition of the report is available at Xinhua Silk Road Database. You can click the “Table of Content” to have a general understanding of it.

Click on the button below to create your account and get immediate access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial

Xinhua Silk Road
Local

South China town aims to become int'l aerospace city

November 26, 2020


Abstract : An international forum focused on promoting the construction of an international aerospace city in south China's island province of Hainan concluded in Haikou, the provincial capital.

HAIKOU, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- An international forum focused on promoting the construction of an international aerospace city in south China's island province of Hainan concluded in Haikou, the provincial capital.

Wenchang, a small city in Hainan known for its spacecraft launch center, aims to build itself into a platform for aerospace exchange and cooperation, according to the Wenchang International Aviation and Aerospace Forum held Tuesday and Wednesday.

Despite the COVID-19 epidemic, China has carried out 31 space launches successfully this year, including three with particular significance in Wenchang, Wu Yanhua, deputy director of China National Space Administration, said at the forum.

In the latest launch, a Long March-5 rocket, carrying the Chang'e-5 spacecraft, blasted off from the site early Tuesday to collect and return samples from the moon, the country's first attempt to retrieve samples from an extraterrestrial body.

China will continue to support the aerospace industry and space economy, encourage more enterprises to invest in Hainan, construct an industrial cluster represented by high-end aerospace product research, development and manufacturing and build Wenchang into an international exchange platform, Wu said.

Representatives from embassies of countries such as Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany and Italy, as well as those from international organizations in China, attended the forum.

The Wenchang center is the fourth space launch site in China, following three others in Jiuquan, Xichang and Taiyuan, and the only launch center near the sea. It is used to dispatch satellites, large space stations and deep-space probes.

In June 2016 the center held its first launch, marking a new-generation launch site designed and built by China. Enditem

Scan the QR code and push it to your mobile phone

Keyword: South China international aerospace city

Reading:

Fourth NEXT Summit focuses on advantaged resources sharing

China firmly rejects India's move to ban Chinese apps: FM spokesperson

Japanese PM Suga meets Chinese FM, agrees to enhance bilateral relations

China Focus: BRICS ties spur business opportunities

World Industrial Design Conference opens in east China

Write to Us belt & road login close

Do you want to be a contributor to Xinhua Silk Road and tell us your Belt & Road story? Send your articles to [email protected] and share your stories with more people.

Click on the button below to create your account and get im http://img.silkroad.news.cn/templates/silkroad/en2017te access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial

Ask Us A Question belt & road login close

If you have any questions, please enter them in the box below.

Identifying code Reload

Write to Us belt & road login close

Do you want to be a contributor to Xinhua Silk Road and tell us your Belt & Road story? Send your articles to silkroadweekly@xinhua.org and share your stories with more people.

Click on the button below to create your account and get im http://img.silkroad.news.cn/templates/silkroad/en2017te access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial