Space delegation meets students

November 29, 2023
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China Manned Space delegation members share their knowledge and experience with students during a dialogue session.

A visiting China Manned Space delegation this morning attended dialogue sessions organised by the Education Bureau at Pui Kiu Middle School, Ma Tau Chung Government Primary School (Hung Hom Bay) and Baptist University Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary & Primary School.


During the sessions, members of the delegation talked to over 550 students from 20 primary schools and more than 690 students from 21 secondary schools about national developments and achievements in aerospace technology and space exploration.


Addressing the session at Pui Kiu Middle School, Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin extended a warm welcome and expressed her respect for the delegation as well as her gratitude to the Central People’s Government for facilitating their presence in Hong Kong.


Noting that the country has now embarked on a lunar exploration programme, with the goal of landing Chinese on the moon by 2030, Ms Choi pointed out that this would not only reflect Chinese people’s glorious achievements, but also contribute significantly to the global development of aerospace technology.


At the session held at Baptist University Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary & Primary School, Permanent Secretary for Education Michelle Li said the delegation’s visit demonstrated the importance the country attaches to Hong Kong’s young people and the care it has for them. She also encouraged Hong Kong students to have the motherland at heart, set a global vision, gaze up at the sky and pursue their dreams bravely to contribute to the country, Hong Kong and human civilisation.


On meeting the delegation, students took the opportunity to ask questions on subjects ranging from the outlook for space exploration and the possibility for humans to live in space, to the development and application of artificial intelligence in the field of aerospace. 


Separately, the delegation attended a variety show this afternoon at the Hong Kong Coliseum.


Chief Executive John Lee; Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Director Zheng Yanxiong; delegation leader Lin Xiqiang; astronauts Liu Boming, Wang Yaping, Chen Dong and Zhang Lu as well as relevant officials, took part in a ceremony to kick off the show.


Documentaries were then screened to recap the China Manned Space Program’s achievements over the past 30 years.


During a talk session, Mr Lin introduced the China Manned Space Program’s development, while the four astronauts shared their experience of living in space. Polytechnic University research and development staff also briefed the audience about the development of Hong Kong’s aerospace industry.

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