A majority of Hong Kong's young people believe that the historic space mission of Shenzhou V will boost China's international standing as well as space technology, according to a new survey. Conducted by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG), the survey also found that more than 70 per cent of the respondents were 'excited by' and 'proud of' China's achievement and its entry into outer space previously dominated by the United States and Russia. A total of 500 people aged 15 to 34 took part in this exercise. Close to 800 internet users had also left messages on the youth organisation's website forum between last Monday and Thursday, wishing Lieutenant-Colonel Yang Liwei good luck. HKFYG director Rosanna Wong Yick-ming said the online well-wishing messages showed that Hong Kong people are very patriotic and proud of this historic moment in Chinese history.