04 July 2018
CCT, Tatwah, and state-owned industry veteran APT - have ambitions towards global expansion, beginning with the Southeast Asian market.
APT is looking to provide communication to Belt and Road countries, said Huang Baozhong, EVP of APT Satellite. “We are doing this step by step, including railway projects in Laos, including some Chinese projects in Malaysia and Indonesia. One example is West Sulawesi, in Indonesia, where there’s an industrial zone mainly backed by the Chinese companies. Even today, the local internet network is very poor. They asked us for help..and with one satellite covering so many countries, that will play a vital role [in connectivity]”.  

03 July 2018
Chinese scientists have set a world record for entanglement of 18 quantum bits, keeping their lead in the field of quantum computing. The research by scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China was recently published in the academic journal, Physical Review Letters. The manipulation of multi-particle entanglement is the core of quantum computing technology and has been the focus of international research competition, said Pan Jianwei, an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a leading scientist of the study.

02 July 2018
China aims to develop a new series of small, medium, large and heavy-lift Long March carrier rockets by 2030 to meet the demands of its space operations, according to Long Lehao, an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a Chief Designer at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology.
The capacity of Chinese rockets would reach 140 tonnes for low-Earth orbit, 44 tonnes for Earth-Mars transfer orbit, 50 tonnes for Earth-Moon transfer orbit and 66 tonnes for geosynchronous transfer orbit in 2030, said Long Lehao when delivering a speech in Tsinghua University.

27 June 2018
China successfully launched new-tech experiment twin satellites on the Long March-2C rocket from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center Wednesday morning. The twin satellites were launched at 11:30 a.m., and entered their intended orbit. The twin-satellites missions are to link the inter-satellite network and conduct new technology tests on satellites earth-observation.

29 June 2018
A project team with the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology is developing a smart rocket that will have the ability to perceive, judge, plan, and execute flight corrections by itself. It will be equipped with an advanced reusable power system that can be switched on and off repeatedly.

22 June 2018
On the occasion of the UNISPACE+50 conference, currently taking place at the UNO City in Vienna, the GoTaikonauts! team issued a special edition of its newsletter. UNISPACE+50 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1968 UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. UNISPACE II and UNISPACE III have taken place in 1982 and 1999 respectively. After 19 years, the global space community came together again to discuss the "Space2030" agenda, aiming at the sustainable preservation of outer space for future generations and cooperation across all stakeholder groups of the society.
To join the debate, GoTaikonauts! published the special edition newsletter, featuring an interview with H.E. Shi Zhongjun, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations in Vienna, explaining the importance China attaches to its engagement within UNOOSA and its invitation to all UN Member States for the utilisation of the CSS. Furthermore, UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo gives an comprehensive overview on the work of UNOOSA and the motivation of including the capabilities of the CSS in the UN programmes.
A report by Marco Aliberti and Leyton Wells of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) on the ESPI-CNSA event "China Engages: Opportunities and Prospects for the International Space Community" gives a broader summary on the current status of cooperation between China and the major space faring nations Russia, U.S. and Europe.