China to Conduct First Spacewalk Later This Year

Chinese officials have confirmed plans to launch its third human space mission during the second half of 2008. The Shenzhou VII mission will feature the first spacewalk by Chinese taikonauts.

There are a couple of stories by the Xinhua news agency, including one about possible plans to broadcast the spacewalk on live television. also has a story here in which it discusses successful tests on the airlock and spacesuits for the upcoming flight.