China’s new Long March 7 rocket, which is due to be launched on Saturday. Photo: SCMP Pictures

China’s newest space rocket, Long March 7, ready for blast-off

Public will be allowed for the first time to watch the lift-off from viewing areas around Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre on Hainan

Topic |   China science

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China’s new Long March 7 rocket, which is due to be launched on Saturday. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.