China will launch the Chang'e-5 lunar probe at the end of 2019 to complete the collection and return of samples. The country will also launch a Mars probe in 2020 to orbit, land and explore the red planet, Wu Weiren, chief designer of China's lunar exploration program, said during an interview ahead of the opening of the second session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on Sunday.

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