22 October 2019
24 couples took part in a mass wedding ceremony on 20 October 2019 on board of Yuanwang space monitoring ship. The ceremony was held for staff members who work for China's Yuanwang fleet of space tracking vessels. The couples joined in the flag-raising ceremony on the deck of one of the vessels.
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22 October 2019
Ran Chengqi, director of the China Satellite Navigation Office, said at the first China-Central Asia BeiDou Cooperation Forum, a sideline event of the seventh China-Central Asia Cooperation Forum that kicked off in Nanning, capital of South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region that China will possibly launch all BeiDou-3 satellites for the completion of the global network of its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System into space by the end of June 2020, about half a year ahead of schedule. To meet the tight launch schedule, satellite developer China Academy of Space Technology said it streamlined the development process of BDS satellites, halving the development cycle of a single satellite model to 18 months. After the completion of the constellation, the stable operation, application promotion and international cooperation will be given highest priority.
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17 October 2019
On 17 October 2019, Mr. Zhang Kejian, the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industrial and Information Technology (MIIT), Administrator of China National Space Administration (CNSA), and Member of APSCO Council visited the APSCO Headquarters in Beijing. Zhang Kejian emphasized that, “Cooperation” is the core concept. APSCO shall play an important role in the international scale for the peaceful use of outer space to benefit the people in the Asia-Pacific Region; China as the Host Country, is delighted to share resources with the Member States by means of capacity building and data sharing.
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18 October 2019
China and Azerbaijan have great prospects for cooperation in the space sector, Chinese Ambassador to Azerbaijan Guo Min told reporters in Baku, Trend reports on 18 October. “We look forward to cooperating with Azerbaijan in this direction,” the ambassador said. “China can help Azerbaijan achieve even greater progress in this area. It is necessary to establish contacts between the competent authorities of the two countries for cooperation in the space sector.
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20 October 2019
The achievements and future chances of Sino-Italian aerospace cooperation were addressed at a seminar on 18 October during the Festival of Diplomacy running in Rome from 17 to 25 October. Hosted at the Chinese Embassy, the ad-hoc event was among some 80 seminars and meetings providing overviews on crucial diplomatic topics offered by the festival, which is organised under the patronage of Italy's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Officials and experts from both countries discussed the strategic value of the cooperation in the space sector, highlighting the progress made so far.
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20 October 2019
On the China-Central Asia Cooperation Forum held in Nanning on 18 October, agreements had been reached between China and central Asian countries in boosting the research and application of the BeiDou system in areas such as transport, precision agriculture and disaster relief. "We are actively promoting cooperation between Uzbekistan and China on the Global Navigation Satellite System. I think China’s BeiDou has good prospects in sectors such as transport, railway management, agriculture and digital communication,” said Sakhob Mamasadikov, Deputy Director of State Unitary Enterprise in Uzbekistan.
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