From September 30 to October 3, 2018, the International Space Settlement Design Competition China Finals (SSDCC), hosted by International Teenager Competition and Communication Center (ITCCC), jointly organized by Science and Technology Daily / China Science and Technology Network (CSTNET) , co-organized by Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (China) (Affiliated to the United Nations) (RCSSTEAP) was held in Beijing. Two hundred and forty (240) students from more than twenty (20) high schools across the country gathered here to start their journey of designing their own space city. Participants from the Centre, ELYAS FADAKAR KASARI from Iran and GABRIEL ANDRES JAIMES ILLANES from Bolivia were invited to serve as finals referees.
The challenge was mainly for high school students all over the world. The contestants formed “companies” and participated in the bidding. According to the bidding plan given by the “Party A”, the organizing committee, the contestants used a variety of scientific and technological knowledge to design an excellent immigration city program in preset locations in the solar system including the earth's orbit, the moon, Mars and its orbits, Mercury and its orbits, and asteroid belts.
On October 3rd, after twenty-four (24) hours of restless design and five (5) hours of intense English report and answer, the students ushered in the birth of their champions.