The three Chinese astronauts' Hong Kong tour had largely gone as planned - until yesterday afternoon, when they were met by about 10 protesting students demanding social justice on the mainland.Monday, 13 August, 2012, 8:43am
The astronauts who performed China's first manned space docking mission were brought down to earth by Hong Kong children yesterday.
On the second day of their four-day visit to the city, Senior Colonel Jing Haipeng , Senior Colonel Liu Wang and the first Chinese woman in space, Major Liu Yang , faced a barrage of questions from young fans.15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm
There has been a great deal of media hype about how different today's Shenzhou-IX mission will be compared to previous Chinese space missions with all-male crew.
Perhaps the astronauts' choice of in-flight entertainment for the latest mission sheds some light on the changes.16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
The Shenzhou VII space programme delegation wrapped up their four-day visit to Hong Kong with a forum at Queen Elizabeth Stadium on Monday.
The venue was packed with 2,500 primary and secondary school students who were keen to know more about life in space.10 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
If Hong Kong delicacies such as egg tarts and fish balls become part of astronauts' diets in future space missions, the city might have Colonel Jing Haipeng to thank for it.9 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
More than 20,000 fans of the Shenzhou VII astronauts packed a variety show at Hong Kong Stadium yesterday afternoon to honour the men to took part in the nation's first spacewalk mission.8 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
Petrol station operator Sinopec has cut oil prices by almost one-fifth to celebrate the Shenzhou VII spacecraft delegation's arrival in Hong Kong today.
The company has reduced the price of all its unleaded petrol products by HK$2.50 a litre, from today.5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
Military prepares to unveil 16 advanced planes at Air Show China today
The nation is set to display its latest military aircraft for the first time as part of a showcase of its rising aeronautical prowess at today's Air Show China in Zhuhai , Guangdong province.4 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
In a symbolic event on National Day, Beijing held a grand ceremony to mark the return of the Shenzhou VII re-entry capsule.
The blackened capsule was opened yesterday at the China Space Technology Research Institute, and technicians showed objects taken from the capsule to a group of guests.2 Oct 2008 - 12:00am
Mission commander hails 'glorious mission, full of challenges, with a perfect result'
Three Chinese astronauts returned safely to Earth yesterday after a 68-hour voyage and the country's first spacewalk.29 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
'Beijing. This is Shenzhou VII. Instrument panel indicates a fire hazard in the orbiter module. Please advise,' Colonel Jing Haipeng reported from the re-entry capsule.
The warning could not have come at a worse moment for Colonel Zhai Zhigang , who had just left the hatch and was drifting in the void with one hand on the handrail.28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
Astronaut Zhai Zhigang's brief stroll over the hull of the Shenzhou VII spacecraft yesterday marked a milestone for China's space programme. The domestically developed spacesuit that the mission commander wore has proved its worth. The first Chinese spacewalk in history lasted about 20 minutes, but it represented a major advance in space exploration for the country.28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
The commander of China's latest space mission, which blasts off today, pronounced himself and his crew 'physically, psychologically and technically ready' for their journey, which will see the first Chinese spacewalk.25 Sep 2008 - 12:00am