BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) -- A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
This combo photo taken on May 30, 2023 shows the Shenzhou-16 manned spaceship, atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket, being launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. China on Tuesday launched the Shenzhou-16 manned spaceship, sending three astronauts to its space station combination for a five-month mission.
About 10 minutes after the launch, Shenzhou-16 separated from the rocket and entered its designated orbit. The crew members are in good shape and the launch is a complete success, the China Manned Space Agency declared.
It is the first crewed mission for the application and development stage of China's space station, and the 29th flight mission since the country's manned space program was approved and initiated.
The launch also marks the 475th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series. (Xinhua/Li Gang)
This screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center on May 30, 2023 shows Shenzhou-16 crewed spaceship successfully docking with the radial port of core module Tianhe of the space station. China's Shenzhou-16 crewed spaceship successfully docked with the space station combination on Tuesday, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
The spaceship, launched on Tuesday morning, conducted a fast automated rendezvous and docking with the space station, and docked with the radial port of its core module Tianhe at 4:29 p.m. Tuesday (Beijing Time), said the CMSA.
The whole process took approximately 6.5 hours, the CMSA said. (Xinhua/Li Jie)
This screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center on May 30, 2023 shows the Shenzhou-15 and Shenzhou-16 crew taking group pictures inside the core module Tianhe of China's space station. The three astronauts aboard China's Shenzhou-16 spaceship entered the country's space station and met with another astronaut trio on Tuesday, starting a new round of in-orbit crew handover. (Photo by Han Qiyang/Xinhua)
This aerial photo taken on May 27, 2023 shows fishery workers transferring golden pomfrets onto a ship in an aquafarm of Xilian Township of Xuwen County, Zhanjiang City, south China's Guangdong Province. Zhanjiang is one of the largest golden pomfret breeding bases in China. Every year, about 100,000 tonnes of golden pomfrets are harvested here, accounting for about 30 percent to 40 percent of the national output.
Besides supplying the Chinese market, Zhanjiang's pomfrets are also exported to the United States, India and Malaysia. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)
This aerial photo shows salt pans at "Nanji" Village of Jiaowei Township of Xuwen County, Zhanjiang City, south China's Guangdong Province, May 27, 2023. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)
Pregnant Tibetan antelopes move across the Qinghai-Tibet highway in Hoh Xil, northwest China's Qinghai Province, May 29, 2023. A growing number of pregnant Tibetan antelopes are migrating to the heart of northwest China's Hoh Xil National Nature Reserve to give birth, according to the reserve's management bureau.
Every year, tens of thousands of pregnant Tibetan antelopes start their migration to Hoh Xil in around May to give birth and leave with their offspring in late July.
Under the first-class state protection in China, the once-endangered species is mostly found in Tibet Autonomous Region, Qinghai Province, and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Their population has increased over the past three decades thanks to the ban on illegal hunting and other measures implemented to improve its habitat. (Xinhua/Zhang Hongxiang)
This aerial photo taken on May 30, 2023 shows the drilling project of a borehole over 10,000 meters deep for scientific exploration in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The drilling of China's first borehole over 10,000 meters deep for scientific exploration began on Tuesday in the Tarim Basin, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The operation started at 11:46 a.m. on Tuesday. It represents a landmark in China's deep-Earth exploration, providing an unprecedented opportunity to study areas of the planet deep beneath the surface. (Xinhua/Li Xiang)
People view light installations during a preview of the "i Light Singapore" light show at the Marina Bay area in Singapore, May 30, 2023. (Photo by Then Chih Wey/Xinhua)
Local farmers harvest rice in a field at the China National Hybrid Rice Research and Development Center's Africa sub-center in Mahitsy, Madagascar, on May 12, 2023. In Madagascar, an Indian Ocean island country, the month of May is in the autumn season. Hu Yuefang, a Chinese hybrid rice expert, rushes to harvest the last batch of hybrid rice with local farmers in a field at the China National Hybrid Rice Research and Development Center's Africa sub-center in Mahitsy. (Xinhua/Sitraka Rajaonarison)
A Yemen's coast guard boat sails past the FSO Safer vessel at Ras Issa port in Hodeidah province, Yemen, on May 30, 2023. A United Nations (UN) ship arrived on Tuesday at the site of the floating storage and offloading (FSO) Safer vessel, a decaying super oil tanker, off the coast of Ras Issa, Hodeidah in western Yemen. (Photo by Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua)
This photo taken on May 30, 2023 shows a damaged building at the site of a drone attack in Moscow, Russia. Several buildings were slightly damaged by a drone attack in Moscow early Tuesday, Russia's RIA Novosti reported, citing Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.
Sobyanin said that there were no immediate reports of serious injuries.
All emergency services were at the scene, and further investigation into the attack was under way, he said. (Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/Xinhua)■