It seems like it will be spaceplane that is similar to the scramjet or skylon spaceplane concepts
These engines include turbine, ramjet and rocket. The core technique is using the air's oxygen as an oxidiser to create power.
Researchers say the hybrid launch vehicle will be mainly used for expeditions of between dozens to hundreds of kilometers from the earth.
"We have made a long-term plan of taking about three to five years to master the key technologies, and significantly improve the capability of the spacecraft during the application," said Zhang Yong, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp..
"We aim to implement the technology in suborbital flight and orbital insertion by 2030."