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Fourth Satellite Launching Center May Be Built In Hainan

Beijing (XNA) Mar 14, 2005
China is likely to built a new satellite launching center, the fourth of its kind in the country, on its southernmost island province of Hainan, a local newspaper reported last Thursday.

Deputies from the island province, in the ongoing annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) confirmed the report, said the Legal Evening Daily, without elaborating.

According to a report delivered at this year's session of the Hainan Provincial People's Congress held in January, the feasibility research on the center will start within the year to materialize the long-awaited plan as soon as possible.

Currently, China has three satellite launching centers located, respectively, in Xichang in southwest China's Sichuan Province, at Jiuquan in northwest China's Gansu Province and at Taiyuan, in north China's Shanxi Province.

Source: Xinhua News Agency

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