Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday the international community should strengthen cooperation in outer space on the basis of equality, mutual benefit, and inclusiveness.
He made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) in Beijing.
"China has consistently advocated the rational exploitation and utilization of space resources, space environment protection, and hopes the space industry could bring more benefits to mankind," he stressed.
He also pointed out that the APSCO has carried out cooperation regarding space exploration, technology development and application with its member countries, exerting a positive role in the space industry.
President Xi expressed that China will continue to support the APSCO to promote the advancement of the space industry as well as economic and social development.