China News Service, Hong Kong, September 17th. On behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam carried out a successful mission to the three astronauts of the National Shenzhou 12 spacecraft, Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo, and returned to Earth smoothly. To express warm congratulations and sincere admiration.
Carrie Lam said that the three astronauts returned to Earth safely after staying in space for three months and successfully completed the first manned mission of the National Manned Space Project Space Station.
The success of this historic mission reflects the country’s continuous pioneering efforts in aerospace science and technology, and consolidates the country’s leading position in the aerospace field, making Chinese people all over the world proud.
She pointed out that the people of Hong Kong were fortunate to deepen their understanding of the space mission through a series of activities in the "Spirit of the Times".
In early September, some scientific researchers and Hong Kong students had a rare opportunity to have real-time online calls with the three astronauts who were in space at the time. The astronauts kindly answered the questions raised by the students at the event, and the society responded enthusiastically.
"I sincerely thank the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the China Manned Space Engineering Office, as well as the organizers and related units for their efforts in organizing this event. I also admire the three astronauts for their in-depth and interesting introductions. ." Carrie Lam said.
She also said that in June this year, the country also arranged for an aerospace science and technology team to visit Hong Kong. The members included a number of outstanding scientists. They visited a number of schools during their stay in Hong Kong and shared the development history and latest situation of the national aerospace industry with students; Part of the lunar soil obtained by the country's successful moon landing in 2020 will be publicly exhibited in Hong Kong for the first time, so that Hong Kong citizens can share the remarkable achievements of the national aerospace industry.
"The above rare activities reflect the country's care and support for Hong Kong, and also inspired many Hong Kong students to be interested in aerospace and other scientific fields." Carrie Lam said, hoping that the central government will continue to arrange activities to showcase the country's latest developments in Hong Kong in the future. It can not only enhance the centripetal force of Hong Kong compatriots to the motherland, but also help Hong Kong cultivate talents who love science, are not afraid of hardship, and are brave to innovate.
She said that in fact, Hong Kong has outstanding scientific research capabilities, and there are also university teams participating in national space exploration projects.
While actively promoting the development of Hong Kong's innovation and technology, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government will also support institutions to participate in national aerospace and other science and technology projects, and contribute to the country's construction of a science and technology powerhouse.