17 September 2014
Cooperation and collaboration with China on space development and exploration is on the minds of many U.S. experts. "If we can cooperate with the Russians, our sworn enemy during the Cold War, we can figure out a way to collaborate with the Chinese," said Dale Skran, deputy chair of the policy committee of the National Space Society (NSS), at a seminar in Washington on Tuesday.
16 September 2014
Soichi Noguchi, the first Asian astronaut elected President of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), expressed hope that China will join the international community in promoting space projects. “We will look forward to including China in the international framework of cooperation and are seeking an opportunity to start a dialogue,” Noguchi, 49, said at a news conference in Beijing on 15 September, the last day of the ASE’s annual Planetary Congress.
15 September 2014
China will work more closely with other nations to better use its assets in outer space to manage disasters, Pang Chenmin, Director of the National Disaster Reduction Center, said on Monday at the opening of the three-day United Nations International Conference on Space-Based Technologies for Disaster Management, in Beijing. The conference, the fourth to be held since 2011, is organised by the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs. It is being attended by government officials and experts from 34 nations, 14 international and regional organisations and 13 research institutes.
11 September 2014
China has finished building of its fourth and most advanced space launch center, Yang Liwei, Deputy Director of the China Manned Space Agency, said in Beijing during ASE's 27th Planetary Congress. He said, that the infrastructure construction on the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in the southern island province of Hainan has been completed and that the launch site will soon become operational. "The center is basically ready for spacecraft launches," he said.