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France and China step up space cooperation in the fields of climate and exploration

10 January 2018

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On 09 January in Beijing, in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron and Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall signed a memorandum of understanding on climate actions and space exploration with Wu Yanhua, Acting Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

This boost to French-Chinese space cooperation was followed on Wednesday 10 January by President Macron's visit to CNSA's technical facility, where he was shown the CFOSat (Chinese-French Oceanic Satellite) ocean-observing satellite that is the cornerstone of the two nations' joint efforts to tackle climate change.

Source: CNES

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