China Commits Itself to Abide by All Principles of Outer Space Treaty: Chinese EnvoyApril 12, 2011 at 11:09 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz with the blog faculty
China committed itself to stick to all basic principles provided in outer space treaties, conduct all explorations and use of outer space for the benefits of the whole mankind, said a Chinese envoy to the United Nations on Thursday.
Li Baodong, the Chinese permanent representative to the UN made the remarks at a plenary meeting of the General Assembly 65th session, in which a resolution was adopted to designate April 12 as the International Day of Human Space Flight.
On April 12, 1961, astronaut Yuri Gagarin from the former Soviet Union made the first space flight on Vostok 1 opening the new chapter in human’s exploration of the outer space.
Li told the meeting that over the past 50 years, with the efforts of the space scientists of all countries, great progress has been made in manned space cause. “So far nearly 40 countries sent astronauts into the outer space. We are very happy to see that China is making its contribution to the development,” he said. More…