China’s Shenzhou IX spacecraft is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Inner Mongolia in June 2012. Photo: AP

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China’s Shenzhou IX spacecraft is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Inner Mongolia in June 2012. Photo: AP
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