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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Beijing, 15 October: Yang Liwei, China's home-trained astronaut sent into orbit by a home-made spacecraft, said "hello" to people all over the world while his spaceship was taking the seventh circle around the globe at around 6.40 p.m. Beijing time Wednesday [15 October]. It was the first Chinese greeting to mankind's mother planet from outer space, though the people of the country had been dreaming of this for thousands of years.
This centuries-old dream, which was kept alive only in fairy tales and legends, came true at 9 a.m. Beijing time Wednesday, when the Shenzhou V spacecraft, atop a China-made Long March II …