|White paper on China's space program 2021. Photo: Xinhua News Agency
The 5th white paper on China's space industry consists of 12,500 words, affirming that China has always considered the aerospace industry development an important part of its overall development strategy, and has persisted in the exploration and use of space for peaceful purposes.
In the next five years, China's aerospace industry will promote the all-round development of space science, technology, and applications, and open a new journey in comprehensive building of a new aerospace superpower, said the white paper. China will actively participate in formulating international rules on outer space within the framework of the United Nations, and work with other countries to address challenges in ensuring long-term sustainability of space activities, according to the book.