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Top 10 news events in national defense industry

PLA Daily 2004-01-17

Yesterday, the TOP 10 news events in China's science, technology and industry for national defense were unveiled and the first manned space flight of Shenzhou V ranked No.1.

The others include: the first jointly developed commercial-purpose heavy- water nuclear reactor power plant in China-the third phase of the Qinshan Nuclear Power Station has been completed and put into full-capacity operation 112 days ahead of schedule; the successful maiden flights of the newly developed fighter plane Xiaolong (FC-1) and the advanced training plane Shanying (mountain eagle); China Aviation Science, Technology and Industry Company Limited successfully completed stock system reconstruction and listed in Hong Kong; the largest shipyard of its kind in the world-the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC)has formally started construction of its Changxing Shipbuilding Base in Shanghai; the solid-fuel launch vehicle Pioneer I has succeeded in its test flight; the first batch of trucks produced by Norinco-Benz Heavy-Duty Truck CO. Ltd¡¡was put into service in the UN peacekeeping forces; the first automobile of the joint-venture between Chang'an Automobile Corp and Ford Motor Company of the U.S. has come off the production line; the employment rate of the 7 higher learning institutions affiliated to the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense ranked top in the country; the two largest shipbuilding groups---China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) have created a new records in production and operation and their competitiveness in the international market has witnessed¡¡remarkable progress.

By Zhang Tao and Zhou Zongkui

(January 17, PLA Daily)

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