China's Tencent to brief Namibia on Earth exploration program

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-18 18:36:42|Editor: Song Lifang
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WINDHOEK, July 18 (Xinhua) -- A delegation from China's tech giant Tencent as well as tech-support experts will be in Windhoek, Namibia to brief the country on its Earth exploration program, QQ Project X, on July 21.

Namibia was selected as one of two countries for the 2017 edition of the QQ Project X by Tencent. Earth Explorers selected to take part in the project will undertake exploration missions and share their experience on the Internet.

According to Namibia's Ministry of Information and Technology on Tuesday, the project will essentially involve 15 Chinese youth volunteers travelling to Namibia and filming the sky and broadcasting.

At the launch of the project held in May this year, Namibia's Ambassador to China, Elia Kaiyamo said Namibia was selected for this project based on its beautiful scenery, exceptional wildlife, cultural heritage but more importantly, for the splendid African night sky in the Namib Desert.

According to Kaiyamo, Namibia is home to the only space tracking station of China in Africa, playing a vital role in China's space programs and he added that Namibia will be available to work at all times in a win-win partnership with Tencent.

The Tencent Company was founded in 1998 and is one of the leading providers of the Internet value added services which produces social media applications such as QQ and WeChat.