Three Chinese astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship saluting after entering the Tianhe space station core module in June. Photo: EPA-EFE/Xinhua/Jin Liwang Three Chinese astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship saluting after entering the Tianhe space station core module in June. Photo: EPA-EFE/Xinhua/Jin Liwang
Three Chinese astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship saluting after entering the Tianhe space station core module in June. Photo: EPA-EFE/Xinhua/Jin Liwang
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Youth engagement with astronauts has benefits close to home

  • The live video chat between Hong Kong students and the astronauts aboard the Tiangong space station created the opportunity for personal development as well as reflecting the importance of the city’s youth to Beijing amid growing efforts to cultivate stronger national identity and patriotism

Three Chinese astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship saluting after entering the Tianhe space station core module in June. Photo: EPA-EFE/Xinhua/Jin Liwang Three Chinese astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship saluting after entering the Tianhe space station core module in June. Photo: EPA-EFE/Xinhua/Jin Liwang
Three Chinese astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship saluting after entering the Tianhe space station core module in June. Photo: EPA-EFE/Xinhua/Jin Liwang
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