A number of space industry entities have formed a China commercial space alliance to help promote and regulate the country's burgeoning private space sector.
A Chinese telecommunications satellite has suffered unspecified anomalies following an apparently successful launch into geosynchronous transfer orbit.
The main contractor for the Chinese space program is planning more than 30 launches in 2019, with major missions including the crucial return-to-flight of the heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket in July.
China outlines intense period for human spaceflight, robotic exploration and satellite constellations
China is aiming to make significant progress on a series of major programs over the next three years.