China to build space station in 2020
Updated: 2008-09-28 23:30

BEIJING -- China aims to set up a space station in 2020 and before that it will launch a "simple" space lab in 2011, said a spokesman of the country's manned space program Sunday evening.

The station will be attended to by human beings, said Wang Zhaoyao at a press conference following the successful landing of the country's third manned mission Shenzhou-VII.

The orbiter docking technology will be tested after the Shenzhou-VII mission, he said.