The country has already forged a number of strong space-collaborations with other nations, most notably with Russian Federation and the US.
The two countries he said held annual meetings devoted to cooperation in space exploration and that both were pushing ahead with joint aerospace projects "in accordance with China's program for 2018-2022", including Russia's Luna-Resurs-1 (Luna-26) orbital spacecraft initiative. These include the launch of further Chang'e missions, one that could set the groundwork for a potential Moon base and a desire for more global cooperation on general space exploration as a whole.
It marks the first time any biological matter has grown on the Moon, and is being seen as a significant step towards long-term space exploration.
The Chang'e-4 mission's science objectives are varied, including conducting pioneering radio astronomy from the Moon's far side, scouting its uncharted areas for signs of water and uncovering ancient secrets about how the satellite was formed. It contains soil and cotton, rape, arabidopsis and potato seeds.More news: Which? claims Black Friday sales offer few genuine discounts
The mission was delayed after its planned carrier, the powerful Long March 5 Y2 rocket, failed in a separate launch in July 2017.
This seed experiment was created to test how space impacts photosynthesis and respiration.
On 3 January, Chang'e 4's lunar probe successfully landed on the Von Kármán crater - located on the far side of the moon. In the container, the organisms have air, water, nutrients, and a controlled temperature and humidity that is allowing them to grow. The greatest challenge according to Chinese scientists is the constant weather changes on the moon.
Xie said potatoes could be a major source of food for future space travelers. The cotton can make material for astronaut's clothes. By having a supply base on the moon, space travel to Mars and beyond could become easier. After making the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon, China's Chang'e-4 mission pioneered the first mini biosphere experiment on the moon.More news: Newcastle United 2-2 Manchester City: Guardiola's side suffer fresh title blow
China's successful lunar germination suggests "there might not be insurmountable problems for astronauts in future trying to grow their own crops on the moon in a controlled environment", Fred Watson, an astronomer-at-large with Australian Astronomical Observatory, told the BBC.
"China, the U.S., Russian Federation and countries from Europe are all studying whether to set up a research base or station on the moon, like if we can build houses with lunar soil via 3-D printing technology", China's CGTN network quoted Wu as saying.
Wu Yanhua, the deputy head of the China National Space Administration also announced that China will send a mission to Mars in 2020.More news: Pick up a Nintendo 2DS XL Argos' Black Friday Sale for £95