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ed its two-year designed life span. The spacecraft helped to pave the way for China’s future manned space station, according to the agency.
Wang Ya’nan, editor-in-chief of Aerospace Knowledge magazine, said Tiangong II c
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y and verified life-support and in-orbit refueling technologies, all of which are essential to running a space station.
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und 2022 and to operate for about 15 years, according to the China Academy of Space Technology.
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he United States-led International Space Station is retired that year as planned.
The multimodule station, named Tiangong, will be mainly composed of three parts－a core module attached to two s
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The scientific communities of China and the United States still have room for exchanges and cooperation despite ongo
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Stability, development, exchanges and global integration will remain C
hina’s top priorities in the coming decade. Hence, it is crucial for China and the US to respect, ratio
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ences’ Institutes of Science and Development, told China Daily in an interview.
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al issues including climate change, aging populations, energy and resources, and natural disasters, he said.
In recent years, China has seen substantial development in science and technol
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terprises and sweeping reforms tailored to the needs of researchers to unleash their full innovative potential.
China’s budget for research and development increased to 2.18 percent of its GDP l
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ording to the National Bureau of Statistics. There also was a 16.9 percent year-on-ye
ar increase last year in patent applications from Chinese innovators, amounting to 4.32 million at home and abroad
ding of the People’s Republic of China, which Chan said would attract more people to spread the festivities throughout the city.
上海419论坛The array of celebrations will also broaden and deepen Hong Kong resident’s knowledge about the nation, Cheung said on Sunday.
With the dual advantages given under “one country, two systems”, Cheung said, Hong Kong
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Also attending the ceremony, He Jing, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Centra
l People’s Government in the HKSAR, said that a powerful nation will provide more opportunities for Hong Kong.
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ty to the motherland－the three barracks of the People’s Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison in Shek Kong, San Wai
and Ngong Shuen Chau. The barracks are expected to receive some 30,000 Hong Kong residents during the three-day open day event.上海419论坛
Visitors to the barracks can see combat performances and military demonstr
ations, as well as weapons and military equipment including armored scout cars and helicopters.
Unlike the two other barracks, Ngong Shuen Chau－the PLA’s naval base in Hong Kong－open
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million, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee said on Sunday.
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Women comprised 27.2 percent of Party members and people from minority groups 7.3 percent, data from the report showed.
On Monday morning, top SAR government officials and representatives from diff
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ie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will then officiate at a reception to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return.
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ly to Bahrain when he was detained by Saudi border authorities on the King Fahd causeway that connects the two countries.
At the time, he was considered by lawyers and activists to be the youngest known political prisoner in Saudi Arabia.
Now, at the age of 18, Qureiris is facing the death penalty after being
held for almost four years in pre-trial detention, CNN has learned.n April, Saudi Arabia anno
unced it had executed 37 men who, according to rights group Reprieve, were mostly from the kingdom’s Shia minor
ity. The country has one of the highest rates of execution in the world, and has frequently been criticized by rig
hts groups for executing people who were minors at the time of the commission of crimes.
Qureiris was 10 years old when he committed at least one of those alleged crimes in his charge sheet, CNN has learn
ed. He was charged with accompanying his activist brother, Ali Qureris, on a motorcycle ride to a police sta
tion in the eastern Saudi city of Awamiya, where Ali allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at the facility.