European Astronauts Learnt Chinese to Work With China – CGTN


Top European astronauts have been learning Chinese and taking in interest in Chinese culture as they eye better cooperation on journeys into space and international space station activity, China state media CGTN has reported.

It noted that Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who is a member of the European Space Agency (ESA), took to Twitter to quote a Chinese proverb from the fourth century, while French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and German astronaut Matthias Maurer, who are ESA colleagues, have also welcomed space cooperation with Chinese astronauts.

Read the full report: CGTN.


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UK Scraps Research With China Aerospace Firms – Guardian




Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.

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