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chinadaily.com.cn 2022-01-07 17:41


>China to complete building of space station in 2022

Screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Oct 16, 2021 shows three Chinese astronauts, Zhai Zhigang (C), Wang Yaping (R) and Ye Guangfu, waving after entering the space station core module Tianhe. [Photo/Xinhua]

China will complete the building of its space station in 2022, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

The country will see more than 40 space launches in 2022, including multiple manned space flights, the company said at a recent conference on its plan for the new year. It plans to launch two cargo craft, two Shenzhou spaceships and two laboratory modules of China's planned space station within the year. Other missions related to the space station include in-orbital rendezvous and docking, extravehicular activities and spacecraft return. The Long March-6A carrier rocket will also make its maiden flight in 2022.


>Beijing 2022 introduces spokespersons

Zhao Weidong (center) and Yan Jiarong (right) are introduced as spokespersons for the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games at a news conference in Beijing on Wednesday. JU HUANZONG/XINHUA

The Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games (BOCOG) introduced Zhao Weidong and Yan Jiarong as its spokespersons at a press conference on Wednesday, one month before the start of the event.

Zhao is the director of the Media and Communications Department of the committee, and Yan is a former member of the Chinese delegation to the UN General Assembly.

The pair, along with spokespersons of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, will co-host press conferences during the Games.

"After more than six years, preparations for hosting the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games have been completed," said Han Zirong, vice-president and secretary-general of the committee.

>Regulations tightened to protect app users


App developers will be forbidden from enticing users to download their apps with false advertisements or by posting illegal or improper information, according to a draft regulation proposed by China's top internet regulator.

The draft regulation on app service management also requires developers not to create fake online views or control comments, either automatically or manually. The Cyberspace Administration of China issued the full version of the draft on Wednesday.

Under the draft, developers must take effective measures to guarantee the safety of personal data, and cannot stop offering basic services when users do not agree to provide additional personal information.

>Outrage over Djokovic's medical exemption

Novak Djokovic. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The decision to grant Novak Djokovic an exemption from Covid-19 vaccination requirements to play in the Australian Open in Melbourne has been labeled “appalling”, with some players expressing surprise at the late decision.

On Tuesday night, the defending Australian Open champion posted on Instagram he was coming to Melbourne to participate in the tennis tournament with an “exemption permission”.

All Australian Open participants must either be fully vaccinated or apply for and secure a medical exemption in order to enter Victoria without undertaking the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Public reaction to the news of Djokovic’s exemption was overwhelmingly hostile.

Stephen Parnis, a former vice-president of the Australian Medical Association, said the decision was appalling.

The decision also drew an angry reaction on social media, with many predicting a hostile welcome for the nine-time Australian Open champion when he takes the court.


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