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Nation has long way to go as space power

By Xin Dingding | China Daily | Updated: 2012-06-30 08:14

Nation has long way to go as space power

China has no intention to compete with others and take the lead in space, said a senior official with the manned space program.

China's manned space program aims to build a space station by 2020, the year the International Space Station is due to be taken out of service, according to previous reports.

Wang Zhaoyao, director-general of China Manned Space Agency, told a news conference on Friday: "It is too early to say there will only be China's space station in space, because the International Space Station's lifespan can be extended."

Nation has long way to go as space power

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