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Cambodia PM congratulates China for successfully launching unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8

11-02-2011 16:28 BJT Special Report:Building Heavenly Palace |

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday expressed congratulations to China for successfully launching unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 on Nov. 1.

"I bless the spacecraft to return to Earth successfully after its airspace mission," he said during the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the 5th Cambodia-China Friendship Bridge, or 2nd Chroy Changvar Bridge, across Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh.

"China's success is the world's success," he said.

The spacecraft would contribute to the world in the research on the issues relevant to the development of China and the development in the region and the world, he added.

The unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 was successfully sent into the designated orbit after the blast-off at 5:58 a.m. on Tuesday at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China's northwestern desert area, carried by an upgraded Long March-2F rocket.

Meanwhile, Hun Sen said the progress of China is "not a threat" to other countries, instead, China's development will benefit developing countries.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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