The spacecraft, atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket, was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert. It is China's seventh crewed mission to space and the first during the construction of China's space station.
China's top legislature and political advisory body will start annual sessions this week.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) is ready to hold its 19th National Congress this month, when new guidelines will be issued to further develop socialism with Chinese characteristics.
China will host the Ninth BRICS Summit in September in Xiamen.
The PLA has the confidence and capability to defeat all invading enemies and safeguard China's national sovereignty, security and development interests
Xi will pay state visits to Russia and Germany from July 3 to 6, and attend the 12th G20 summit in Hamburg on July 7 and 8.
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