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CE-elect congratulates successful launch of Shenzhou-9 spacecraft

     Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft was successfully launched at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 6.37pm today (June 16).

     The Chief Executive-elect, Mr C Y Leung, congratulated the country on the successful launch of Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft.

     "The launch is of symbolic significance as it is Shenzhou spacecraft's fourth manned space mission and for the first time a Chinese woman astronaut has participated in the flight mission," Mr Leung said.

Ends/Saturday, June 16, 2012
Issued at HKT 23:08


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