Hu Hao, chief designer of China's third-phase lunar exploration project, shares his experience during a lecture at the University of Hong Kong on June 23, 2021. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)
HONG KONG – Hu Hao, the chief designer of the third phase of China’s lunar exploration project, said he foresees more collaboration between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong in the country’s aerospace projects in the future.
Hu made the remarks on Thursday on the second day of a public tour of a leading aerospace delegation to Hong Kong.
The previous cooperation has shown Hong Kong’s ability and strength in scientific research and Hong Kong is capable of participating in the nation’s key science and technology projects.
Hu Hao, chief designer of the third phase of China’s lunar exploration project
In the past few years, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University has contributed to several of the nation’s lunar exploration and Mars exploration programs.
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“The previous cooperation has shown Hong Kong’s ability and strength in scientific research and Hong Kong is capable of participating in the nation’s key science and technology projects,” Hu said.
On Wednesday, Hu gave a lecture at the University of Hong Kong. He said during the visit that the HKU has a competitive edge in remote sensing.
“We certainly hope to work with competitive and strong institutions to research and design aerospace facilities and equipment,” Hu said.
In Hu’s view, this exchange visit is an opportunity for the country and the special administrative region to improve mutual understanding so that Hong Kong’s universities and research institutions are also able to get the latest information about the country’s development and needs.
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At the same event, Qi Faren, the chief designer of China’s first manned Shenzhou spaceship, said that if Hong Kong wants to integrate into the nation’s science and technology development, he would suggest the city’s relevant sector aims at the world’s scientific and technological frontiers, serves the country’s main（economic）battlefield, strives to fulfill the needs of the country and sets its sights on improving people’s health.