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Thousands of Young People Gather Across Africa to Speak With Astronauts Aboard the Chinese Space Station

Chinese embassies in Africa organized the first-ever #ChinaAfricaSpaceTalk on Tuesday that connected young people across the continent with three astronauts aboard the Chinese Space Station.

The event, organized in conjunction with the African Union, was an undeniable public diplomacy success as it generated significant positive news coverage in local African and MENA media and social media.

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