Long March 2 rocket carries Chinese space laboratory Tiangong-2 in an mission. Undated Handout.

China’s nuclear spaceships will be ‘mining asteroids and flying tourists’ as it aims to overtake US in space race

State media publishes Chinese scientists’ ambitious plans to revolutionise space travel and exploration in coming decades

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Long March 2 rocket carries Chinese space laboratory Tiangong-2 in an mission. Undated Handout.
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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.