The Chinese Embassy in Banjul has hosted a “Talk to Taikonauts” activity for Gambian students at the Embassy’s premises in Bililo with the aim of enlightening great minds across African continents.
ALM gathered that the online talk with Taikonauts from the Tiangong Space Station was meant for knowledge sharing.
It also provided a platform for brilliant young minds to exchange with Taikonauts on such topics as how the space station works, what it is like to live there, and how scientific research is conducted in space.
This activity took place at the AU Headquarters while the sub venues were Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, and South Africa.
It was hosted by the Mission of China to the African Union, The African Union Commission, and the China Manned Space Agency.
His Excellency Liu Jin, People’s Republic of China Ambassador to The Gambia in his remarks said; “The Talk to Taikonauts activity is a special talk and a novel way to seek knowledge, saying he hoped the students draw inspiration from it.
“Exploring the vast cosmos has always been a quest of humanity. In ancient China, scientists developed astrological theories through observations and experiments, and innovators even pioneered rudimentary rockets for reaching outer space. Similar exercises are found in the history of a few other civilizations too, including some in Africa.
“In contemporary times, the fast advancement of technology made it possible to explore the universe through more diverse means, saying that shortly after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, conducting space activities was put on the agenda.”
Source: The Point.