|China's space missions not directly linked to defense|
However, space-related technological developments can be used in both civilian and military sectors, Wang Zhaoyao, vice director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, said at a press conference.
"For example, a communication satellite can be used for TV broadcasting and military communication," he said.
In response to comments that
China completed its first-ever space docking mission Thursday after the successful landing of the unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8, which docked twice with the space lab module Tiangong-1 during its 17-day mission.