Wang Yaping, who became China's second female astronaut in space in 2013, visited the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre this week along with school children as part of a outreach project. #space#astronaut#chinese
China has revealed a shortlist of names and logos for its first independent interplanetary mission, to Mars, which will launch in 2020. The Chinese public will be able vote online from Friday, with the winner to be announced on China's national 'space day' on April 24.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan arrived in Berne, the capital city of Switzerland on Sunday for a four-day state visit which will see Xi attend the World Economic Forum for the first time.
China has responded to comments made by United States Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, stressing the importance of mutual benefit and a common consensus in the relationship between the two countries.
gbtimes.com offers news, features, opinions and analysis on China from a global perspective. Our special reports focus on issues affecting our society, culture and politics, with contributions from our branches and radio stations in Europe and Asia.