ACWF Hong Kong Delegates Association Holds Welcome Ceremony for Liu Yang

October 25, 2016香港特区
By Lin HuifangEditor: Hewater Liu

Liu Yang, Chinese first female astronaut, gives a speech at a welcome ceremony in Hong Kong on October 7. [ACWF Hong Kong Delegates Association]

 

The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) Hong Kong Delegates Association held a ceremony to welcome the visit of Chinese first female astronaut Liu Yang at the World Trade Centre in south China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on October 7.

Liu, Jing Haipeng and Liu Wang were jointly sent into space by the Shenzhou IX spacecraft on June 16, 2012 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gansu Province. Two days later, Liu and another two astronauts completed a manual docking between the spacecraft and the orbiting Tiangong-1 space lab module.

The success of the procedure showed that China had grasped space rendezvous and docking technologies and that the country was fully capable of transporting humans and cargo to an orbiter in space, which was essential for the country's plan to build a space station by 2020.

As the first female Chinese astronaut, Liu was elected as part-time vice-president of the ACWF at the fifth session of its 11th Executive Conference held in Beijing on August 30 this year.

During the stay in Hong Kong, Liu met with local youths, spoke with them about her experiences as an astronaut and encouraged them to study hard so they could be prepared in terms of academic knowledge and physical competence for the draft of future astronauts.

Those in attendance at the welcome ceremony were Vice-Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government (LOCPG) in Hong Kong Yin Xiaojing, who is also honorary president of the ACWF Hong Kong Delegates Association; Song Wei, vice-director of the Coordination Department at the LOCPG in Hong Kong; Wang Shaohua and Wong Yeung Chi Hung, former presidents of the ACWF Hong Kong Delegates Association; and other senior officials from the organization.

 

Along with two senior officials from the ACWF Hong Kong Delegates Association, Yin Xiaojing (L2) presents an award to Liu Yang (R2) at a welcome ceremony in Hong Kong on October 7. [ACWF Hong Kong Delegates Association]

Attendees pose for a group photo at a welcome ceremony in Hong Kong on October 7. [ACWF Hong Kong Delegates Association]

 

Attendees pose for a group photo at a welcome ceremony in Hong Kong on October 7. [ACWF Hong Kong Delegates Association]

 

(Provided by ACWF Hong Kong Delegates Association)

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