HKSAR Government hosts dinner to welcome Shenzhou-9 manned space mission delegation
Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The delegation of the Tiangong-1/Shenzhou-9 manned space docking and rendezvous mission attended a welcome dinner hosted by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this evening (August 10) to meet people from various sectors of the community.
About 300 guests attended the dinner, including HKSAR Government officials, representatives of Central Government organisations in Hong Kong and district dignitaries.
Moreover, a short documentary on the Shenzhou-9 manned space mission was screened for guests to recap the valiant performance of the astronauts.
The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, and the leader of the delegation, Mr Niu Hongguang, together with the three astronauts, Mr Jing Haipeng, Mr Liu Wang and Ms Liu Yang, toasted with guests at the dinner.
This is the delegation's first visit to Hong Kong since accomplishing the Tiangong-1/Shenzhou-9 manned space docking and rendezvous mission in June. The delegation will share with primary and secondary students their experiences in space tomorrow morning (August 11).
In the afternoon, the delegation will attend the "Hong Kong Welcomes the Delegation of Shenzhou-9 Manned Spaceflight Mission Variety Show" at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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