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  1. Nation will benefit from the spinoffs in technology

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The US$2 billion China is reported to spend annually on its space programme will have spinoff benefits for the country in new technology, industry insiders say. The biggest advances ... Zhang Ya-Qin, managing director of Microsoft China's research centre, said: 'The successful launching of the manned space shuttle requires sophisticated technological convergence ...

  2. Europe the key to collaboration in future technology projects

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... 'We would like to co-operate with countries that treat us on an equal basis in terms of technology ... we have been seeking such opportunities all along,' China Manned Space Engineering ... The US and Russia have their reasons for being wary of helping, say experts Fears that China has military ambitions in space will prevent close co-operation with the United States and even ...

  3. National hero to make four-day visit to HK

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Ambrose Leung

    ... with French Minister for Research and New Technology Claudie Haignere, the first French woman in space. The newly promoted PLA colonel made the call from the Millennium Monument in Beijing, where ... Ambrose Leung, Alex Lo and Vivien Cui Yang Liwei, China's first man in space, will visit Hong Kong next week along with his space capsule. Colonel Yang will arrive on Friday ...

  4. Putting a man in space will benefit China

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and technologies are already developed in countries that had a head start in space research, Chinese scientists will only be able to really get to grips with the expertise if they are given a chance to do ... As the Chinese people celebrate the mainland's success in sending a man into space, cynics are asking why the nation should devote an enormous amount of resources to doing something ...

  5. Space passion extracts a high toll

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Polytechnic University engineers who designed space exploration devices to be used on Mars complained this week they have had their funding requests rejected twice ... of those techno-honchos at the European Space Agency to accept Hong Kong participation. To give an idea of the egomania of some of these overseas space prima donnas, the British group that built ...

  6. Space programme

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Would the money China spends on its space programme be better used to alleviate poverty? Or will the programme pay off in terms of national pride and confirming China's arrival as a global power? Share your thoughts: write to us. ...

  7. Space targets?

    Posted Dec 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should Hong Kong take a cue from the inclusion of locally created space tools for a Mars mission and reassess its research funding priorities? Funding now goes to work that has local applications. But perhaps the success of a Polytechnic University team's design of a rock-sampling drill and a scoop device makes a case for a more flexible approach. Share your views: write to us. ...

  8. Americans wary about the new face in space

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and will have substantial corollary benefits for military and commercial technologies. 'Putting someone in space will serve as a further source of national pride and symbol of China's ... and has no direct contact with China regarding its space flight programme.' American strategists recognise the undeniable impact on the balance of power. The technological capacity to build ...

  9. Next up: a lunar probe and an orbiting lab

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... the technology for space walking, rendezvous and docking - all prerequisites for building its own space station. However, he said China had no intention of catching up with the technology used ... a year. Zhou Xudong, of the Shanghai Academy of Space-flight Technology, which plays a key role in the Shenzhou programme, told Shanghai's Wen Hui Daily the manufacture, assembly and testing ...

  10. US ban on technology sales to India lifted

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi 'Milestone' agreement covers nuclear co-operation, space and missile defence India will soon be allowed to import sophisticated technology from the US ... covers civilian nuclear co-operation, space and missile defence and expect it to be signed in Washington next month. New Delhi is satisfied with the agreement. 'It places our technology ...




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