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Chinese taikonauts visit HK, Macao

Shenzhou VII astronauts conclude visit to Macao

Macao Special Administration Region (SAR) Chief Executive Ho Hau Wah(R) presents astronaut Zhai Zhigang with an album of their photos in Macao during a farewell ceremony in Macao Dec. 10, 2008. Full story

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HK, Macao expected to participate in nation's aerospace project

2008-12-11 09:39:14 GMT China Daily MACAO -- Scientists in Macao and Hong Kong can participate in the nation's aerospace project in the future, Zhang Jianqi, deputy commander-in-chief of China's manned space engineering program, said here on Wednesday.

Shenzhou VII astronauts conclude visit to Macao

2008-12-11 03:23:44 GMT Xinhua English Macao Special Administration Region (SAR) Chief Executive Ho Hau Wah(R3) shakes hands with Shenzhou VII manned space mission delegation prior to their departure from Macao Dec. 10, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)

HK citizens welcome astronauts, Shenzhou VII delegation

2008-12-08 02:44:29 GMT Xinhua English HONG KONG - The Delegation of Shenzhou VII Manned Space Mission was warmly greeted by some 30,000 Hong Kong citizens waving national flags and flags of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Chinese taikonauts unveil show in Hong Kong on spacewalk mission

2008-12-06 11:52:13 GMT Xinhua English HONG KONG, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Three visiting taikonauts, or Chinese astronauts, launched an exhibition on "China's First Spacewalk Mission" Saturday morning, enabling Hong Kong citizens to have a glimpse of the country's space journey.

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Taikonauts continue stay in Macao

2008-12-10 03:25:28 GMT Xinhua English Zhang Jianqi (1st R), Deputy Commander-in-Chief of China's Manned Space Engineering Program and head of the Shenzhou VII manned space mission delegation, and Chinese taikonauts Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng arrive for a luncheon held by Chinese People's Liberation Army Garrison in the Macao Special Administrative region during a visit in Macao on Dec. 9, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

Chinese taikonauts visit Macao

2008-12-09 10:11:36 GMT Xinhua English Zhang Jianqi (front), Deputy Commander-in-Chief of China's Manned Space Engineering Program and head of the Shenzhou VII manned space mission delegation, Chinese taikonauts Zhai Zhigang (2nd L), Liu Boming (1st L) and Jing Haipeng (2nd R) pose for a photo in front of the Ruins of St. Paul's during a visit in China's Macao Special Administrative Region on Dec. 9, 2008.

Chinese taikonauts visit Macao

2008-12-09 06:33:21 GMT Xinhua English Chinese taikonaut Zhai Zhigang gives souvenir to students during a seminar on the Shenzhou VII manned space mission in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Dec. 8, 2008. A delegation of the Shenzhou VII including three taikonauts of the Shenzhou VII space mission Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng kicked off a three-day visit to Macao on monday. (Xinhua Photo)

Chinese taikonauts leave HK for Macao

2008-12-08 12:41:49 GMT Xinhua English Shenzhou VII manned space mission delegation including three taikonauts arrives in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Dec. 8, 2008, to kick off a three-day visit to the city.