A rocket expert said Friday that China has developed a modified model of Long March-3B carrier rocket for an upcoming moon landing mission to be completed by the Chang'e-3 moon orbiter.
The manned Shenzhou X spacecraft will be launched between June and August and dock with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space module.
China will invest at least 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) in a national research and development project for aircraft engines, according to aviation industry sources.
China's lunar probe Chang'e-2 has flown 20 million kilometers from the Earth, a milestone for the country's efforts to explore deep space.
China's second moon orbiter, Chang'e-2, has arrived in outer space about 20 million km from the Earth, marking a new breakthrough in the nation's efforts for deep space exploration.
A spokesperson for China's manned space program said the manned Shenzhou-X spacecraft will be launched between June and August and dock with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space module.
China's new spacecraft Shenzhou X is going to be launched during June to August this year, the office of country's space mission said on Thursday.
Chinese scientists have developed a new irrigation technology that consumes 50 percent less water than drip irrigation technology.
China Mobile Communications Corp plans to deploy the world's biggest 4G LTE network in China this year, covering more than half a billion people.
ZTE Corp hopes to discard its often-used tag of "low-end mobile phone vendor" by increasing its production of mid to high-end smartphones this year.
China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, anchored for the first time in a military port in Qingdao, eastern Shandong province on Wednesday morning.
A public cemetery uncovered in the city of Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, was used for maids of the Tang Dynasty.