Science promotion event aims to spark young students’ interest in space exploration

Jing Dunquan, Vice President of China’s Soong Ching Ling Foundation, speaks at a science promotion event that focuses on behind the scenes of China’s manned space program. [Photo provided to China Daily]

A science promotion event that invited scientists to deliver speeches on the development of China’s space industry and astronomical observation wrapped up at the National Library of China on Monday.

The event was broadcast live through the video-sharing platforms of more than 40 media outlets, aiming to inspire more young students to make joint efforts to build the country’s strength in science and technology, as well than in the space industry, in the future.

It was held to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of China’s manned space program.

Jing Dunquan, vice president of China’s Soong Ching Ling Foundation, which co-organized the event, said speeches by aerospace scientists and engineers can spark younger generations’ interest in the field, to generate innovative ideas and advance the spirit of exploration.

He says he hopes innovative educational projects can be carried out to promote science among young people, enabling them to embrace a better future.

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